Ancient Deities with Saying

Catalog No. 1659

Pottery, etched and relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Hopfen und Malz, Gott erhalt’s.”
(Hops and malt, may God preserve them.)

The two figures flanking the central shield depict the Roman deities Ceres, goddess of agriculture, and Hermes, god of commerce (wearing an inexplicable Homburg style hat). Their relationship to each other in this case is through beer, from growing of the barley (left side panel) through shipping of the finished product to market (right side panel).

Price Ranges
Full-color: $75-$100
Ltd-color: $60-$80

     
     
MR 1659
MR 1659

 
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