stein (Tankard)

About this object

Cultural context

functional; decorative

Iconographic meaning

The central medallion on this hunting stein is decorated with a white prancing horse and the letters CM, which could be the initials of the intended owner.

Physical description

Dark brown stoneware tankard (hunting stein), cylindrical body with outspread flat base, tapering neck, inverted rim, and loop handle. Band around body has circular yellow medallion with a white horse, flanked by an applied hunting scene. Above and below are braided relief bands.