Portraits from Homer’s Odyssey

Catalog No. 2388

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, inlaid lid.

Text:
“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.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $125-$175
Ltd-color: $100-$150

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
RH 2388
RH 2388

 
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