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