~ Selbst muss der Freie sich schaffen ~
The stein is marked "D&C" for Dorfner & Co. of Hirschau, Germany, ca. 1900. The verse is from one of Richard Wagner's operas, The Valkyries. The side scenes show the Wahnfried (Wagner's former home) and the Richard Wagnertheater (Richard Wagner Theatre).
Selbst muss der Freie sich schaffen.

Zum Andenken an
die Bühnenfestspiele Bayreuth
The free must shape themselves.

In remembrance of
the stage plays in Bayreuth
Translation: Roy De Selms
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