Artist German
  • Earthenware Jug with Planetary Gods
  • Marriage jug with the planetary gods (published title)
Date ca. 1668
Medium Salt-glazed stoneware with enamel decoration, pewter mounts
Dimensions Overall: 8 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 5 inches (21 × 15.9 × 12.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Stroh Brewery Company in Memory of Peter W. Stroh
Accession Number 2002.62
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts S350, Level 3 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, around neck: [inscription indicating the object ws made to commemorate a wedding in 1668]
Inscribed, around center of vessel, with names of planetary gods: SATVRNI. | IVPITER. | MARS. | SOL. | VENUS. | MERCVRI. | LVNA
Stroh Brewery Company (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
2002-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Darr, Alan. P. and Brian Gallagher. "Recent acquisitions (2000-2006) of European sculpture and decorative arts at The Detroit Institute of Arts." The Burlington Magazine 149, no. 1251 (June 2007): p. 452, pl. XII (ill.).