Catalog No. 1635
Pottery, relief, 2.5L, pewter lid, signed �RD� (Rudy Dekker).
The centrally depicted Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or �Turnvater Jahn�, is credited with responsibility for the rebirth of gymnastics in Germany during the early 19th century, and for development of gymnastics equipment such as the parallel bars and pommel horse. The �4F� symbol on his right represents the tenets of the movement he began, standing for �Frisch, Fromm, Fr�hlich, Frei� (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).