Sunday, June 5, 2016

Mephistopheles


A certain German legend has Inspired many great writers, musicians, and other artists; in fact, there are hundreds or thousands of variations on this one particular theme in theater, music, film, poetry, art, and literature. 











Here is one pipe carver's attempt to capture, in meerschaum, a principal character in this legend. Handsomely carved, this 6.25"-long cheroot holder exudes sheer elegance in a streamlined rendition of a demon,



  

Satan, the devil's infernal representative, Mephistopheles, in the legend of Faust (or Faustus).





Note the delicate amber floral connector to the red amber mouthpiece, an added artful accent!





From the Bruce Benjamin Collection.



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