Name (also Nabuchodonosor, Nebochadnezar, Nebukadrezar) of an oversize bottle for champagne with the volume of 15 liters or the content of 20 normal bottles. The name is derived from the biblical figure Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC). "Nabû-kudurri-ussur" means "God Nabû, protect my eldest son".
The New Babylonian king conquered in 586 BC. Chr. Judah, the southern kingdom of the Jews (see also under Babylonia ). The capital Jerusalem and the under Salomon (972-932 BC). built temples completely destroyed and the upper class of the Jews deported to the so-called Babylonian captivity. His son Balthazar (Belshazzar) was the last king of the New Babylonian Empire and also gave his name to an oversized bottle. Nebuchadnezzar was the historical model for Guiseppe Verdi's (1813-1901) opera Nabuccho. The picture shows an inscription that Nebuchadnezzar II describes on an onyx stone eye of a Marduk statue (city god of Babylon). See also under bottles and wine vessels,