This 3 Liter, 17.5" tall 2013 limitat beer stein depicts the famous scene "Siegfried's Farewell to Krimhild" in the German legend of the Niebelungen. This legend, based on historic events in the 5th & 6th century A.D., tells of the dragon-slayer Siegfried, how he was murdered and of his widow Krimhild's revenge. After killing the dragon, Siegfried bathed in it's blood, which made him invincible. Unfortunately as he bathed a leaf fell on his back leaving an unprotected spot. This scene shows Siegfrieds departure from or farewell to Krimhild for a bear hunt with King Gunther and his knight Hagen von Tronje. Hagen has asked Kimhild to secretly mark on the back of Siegfried's jacket the exact location of his only vulnerable spot, so that he can protect it in case of combat. Krimhild had a feeling of foreboding and begs Siegfried not to join the hunt. Siegfried however turns her down. During this bear hunt Hagen drives his spear into this spot on Siegfried's back thereby murdering him.
This stein was originally modeled around 1890 by Peter Duemler and is now being faithfully reproduced by King-Werk GmbH.
Hand-painted dramatic high relief decoration with 24K gold accents set against a cobalt blue background. Includes a certificate of authenticity and history in German and English.
Limited Edition of 2,500 individually numbered beer steins Worldwide!
Made by King-Werk of Germany
Height: approx. 17.5"
Volume: 3 Liter
Genuine "Old German" Beer Stein Traditions are rekindled with this new series. The beer steins are reproduced according to still existing records and using the original patterns of the models created by Peter Duemler (1860-1907), one of the best-known artists of his time, more than a century ago. Each beer stein of this series is exclusive and is manufactured only in a limited number, a rare piece for lovers of historic drinking vessels and collectors all over the world.