Mephisto

Catalog No. 1119C

Pottery, etched and relief (tapestry), 0.5L, pewter lid.

Mephisto (or Mephistopheles) is a name given to the devil in German literary tradition, including most famously an appearance as a leading character in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s tragic play Faust.

Central image is taken from an illustration by Kaspar Kögler (1838-1923), part of an 1890 mural that once graced the Wiesbaden Ratskeller, but was sadly destroyed in World War II.

Price Range: $75-$100

     
     
RH 1119C
RH 1119C

 
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