Saturnalia was the ancient Roman festival honoring the agricultural deity Saturn. It was a week-long celebration from December 17-23 that included public banqueting, exchanging gifts, and a carnival-like atmosphere. The exhortation “Io Saturnalia” was shouted to announce the festival’s official start on December 17th. Saturnalia continued into the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, with many of its customs influencing – or being directly recast into – the celebrations surrounding Christmas and the New Year. Our design features an artistic rendering of a 2nd c AD relief depicting Saturn with his scythe from an altar dedicated to Malakbel and the gods of Palmyra.
Sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.
• Ceramic • Dishwasher and microwave safe • White and glossy