Walking Cane with Head Of Mephistopheles
Walking Cane with Head Of Mephistopheles
Walking Cane with Head Of Mephistopheles

Walking Cane with Head Of Mephistopheles

c. 1930 England

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Walking stick - Partridge cane shaft, with Ivory head depicting Mephistopheles. Mounted with a white metal collar, with the inscription "From Percy to Billy Xmas 1932". Original bi-metal ferrule. Overall in very good condition with a couple of slight age cracks in the ivory. Note the ivory head was possibly coloured red as there are still traces of the original paint. Mephistopheles was often portrayed in a red hat a cloak in paintings.

Mephistopheles, also called Mephisto, familiar spirit of the Devil in late settings of the legend of Faust.
Mephistopheles achieves tragic grandeur as a fallen angel, torn between satanic pride and dark despair. In the drama Faust (Part I, 1808; Part II, 1832), by J.W. von Goeth. At the end of Goethe’s drama, Faust’s soul escapes from Mephistopheles while he is making improper advances to the angels that have come to rescue it.

Dimensions
Height 35.50 inch (90.17 cm)
Stock Code
W41
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