Artist: Unknown German Artist
Stags were metaphors of Christ, due to the ancient Roman belief that deer killed snakes (symbolic of Satan), and then purified themselves in the water of a stream or river (baptism). The angels surrounding the plate’s rim support a Christian interpretation of the scene, as do the lilies behind the stag which symbolize purity. The significance of the text on the stag’s banner is unknown; often in this period inscriptions were used more for decorative effect than for information, and sometimes were not even actual words.
The stag is the mascot of Fairfield University, because the University originally was part of the Diocese of Hartford, and “Hartford” refers to a stag crossing a river or stream.
Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
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