Catalog No. 627
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.
“Üb’ Aug’ u. Hand für’s Vaterland!”
(Train eye and hand for the Fatherland!)
“Es lebe was auf Erden stolziert in grüner Pracht,
in Feldern und in Wäldern , die Jäger und die Jagd.”
(Long live he who struts on earth in green splendor,
in fields and forests, the hunter and the hunt.)
St. Hubertus is the patron saint of hunters among French and German-speaking peoples of Europe. The crucifix between the antlers of a stag at the right of the central image symbolizes the vision that appeared to him at the moment of his epiphany.
Second text string is loosely based a poem written by Wilhelm Müller in 1822 and set to music in 1823 by Konradin Kreutzer. The opening line makes reference to the Förster (forest ranger) and his traditional green uniform.