67. Pesaro Jug Inscribed in Greek with a Drinking Verse II

Pesaro Jug 19th - Benaki Museum Athens Greece

Wine ceramic jug from Pesaro, Marche area (early 19th c.). The jug is inscribed in Greek with a drinking verse and is decorated with bright colors. The verse in Greek is: “διερρηγμέν ! ενδύεται ο εραστής του ούνου, ου τόν τοιντον κοιταζαι και τετοιος μοί γίνου”. In free translation the verse says, one sees a wine lover, dressed in torn clothing and wishes not to become like him.

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