Gnomes with Saying

Catalog No. 1407

Pottery, threaded relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

��11: Es kann weiter gesoffen werden.�
(�11: The drinking can continue.)
�O Mensch hab stets das Wort in Acht da� vieles Wissen Kopfweh macht.
Was man vermag und was man kann das macht erst den rechten Mann.�

(Oh people, always pay attention to the saying that a lot of knowledge makes your head hurt.
What you are capable of and what you can do is the thing that makes you a real human being.)

The ��11� in the first text string makes reference to the Bier-Comment (beer code) of Heidelberg University, which begins with paragraph 11. Paragraphs 1 through 10 are left blank and are generally presumed to be the Biblical ten commandments. Paragraph 11 of the Heidelberg code reads: �Es wird fortgesoffen,� which is often (if loosely) translated as �Keep on drinking.� The message on this stein, though phrased somewhat differently, could easily be translated in the same manner.

Price Range: $100-$150

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