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A mid-sixteenth century stoneware bartmannkrug; salt glazed brown round bellied jug with bearded face on neck; on central roundel a sheep-shearing scene with 3 figures, one with sheep in hands, one female sitting down; houses and trees at back; surface of jug covered with rosettes in relief; 3 roundels around middle with a female bust in each; at bottom of central roundel the letters IM-MEI.

  • Measurements

  • Height

    380 mm

  • Diameter

    65 mm (mouth)
    280 mm

  • Place made

    Germany - Cologne

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust