Catalog No. 2388
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, inlaid lid.
“Der Liebe nicht jedes gelingt,
der Durst aber alles bezwingt.”
(Love does not succeed in everything,
but thirst conquers all.)
In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus (right side) is offered hospitality by Alcinous (or Alkinoös, left side and lid) in his island kingdom of Scheria. The unnamed central image on this stein is almost certainly intended to represent the princess Nausicaa, daughter of Alcinous, who discovers Odysseus washed up on a Schieria beach.