Ancient Warriors with Saying

Catalog No. 231

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Iß und trink, sei fröhlich hier auf Erd,
denk nur nicht daß es besser werd.

(Eat and drink, be happy here on Earth,
don’t think that it will become better.)

The portraits on this stein, dated 1583, most likely represent Achilles and Agamemnon, popular subjects in Renaissance art, and two of the principal protagonists in the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set during the ten-year Trojan War.

See also Nos. 410, 423 and 1150.

Price Range: $60-$80

     
     
RM 231
RM 231

 
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