Roman Drinking Cup with Satyr and Pan made from Terra Sigillata
This beautifully crafted cup made from Terra Sigillata is a real gem! The beautifully relief-decorated chalice is suitable to drink or simply to serve fruit or nuts at table. Or you can put it on an antique chest. The wraparound band shows a satyr with a one handle jug in his hand. A satyr is a hybrid creature, originally from Greek mythology linked to Bacchus or Dionysus (the God of wine).
- Size approx. 14x13cm
- Volume: approx. 400ml
- Terra Sigillata - Samian Dragendorff 11
The pictured God pan is the God of the forest and of nature. The shepherds worshipped and feared pan at the same time. But as God of forests and meadows, they also asked him for protection for their flocks and offered sacrifices to him. Pan is a curved crook, which symbolizes the nature of things in themselves and their circuit - for example the seasons. Even more beautiful is the fact that the design is arranged around the cup. So you can look at the motif from all sides.
If you like to enjoy Pan’s music, simply look out at our Roman-Shop site for antique music.
The time after lunch is sacred to Pan, and he can become very angry if you bother him at this time. He hunts, for example, about resting cattle in "frantic horror" to drive them to a precipitous exodus, a situation from where our word ‘panic’ derives.
Pan is also in close to Dionysus, the God of fertility and ecstasy. Here to this God he played his flute and enriched the celebrating followers. Known for his lust, nymphs and satyrs surround him gladly.
You will also see the fine making of our replica cup with its charming pedestal, it can contain up to around 400 ml of wine, juice, or whatever you want to serve.
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