Catalog No. 1147
Pottery, relief, 1.0L, figural ceramic lid (stag horn), signed “KB” (Anton Killian “Karl” Beuler).
“Es lebe was auf Erden stolziert in grüner Tracht,
die Wälder u. die Felder, der Jäger und die Jagd.”
(Long live he who struts on earth in green splendor,
the woods and the fields, the huntsman and the hunt.)
Text is from 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 (Trachtenanzug).
Female in the central image represents Diana, Roman goddess of the hunt, raising her spear and holding three hunting dogs.
See also No. 1409.