About this object

Dental prosthesis, gold with human teeth mounted in gold band. For the upper jaw. The two natural teeth would have been rooted and flanked two artificial teeth, now missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
    Etruscan
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Tooth Human; Gold
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    7 mm x 27 mm x 5 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • A History of Dentistry from the Earlier Period to the Present Time

    Perine, G H

    Author: Perine, G H
    Publisher:
    Date: 1883
    Description:

  • An Introduction to the History of Dentistry

    Weinberger, Bernhard Wolf

    Author: Weinberger, Bernhard Wolf
    Publisher: C V Mosby Co
    Date: 1948
    Description:

  • Association Intelligence, Western Counties' Branch

    Author:
    Publisher:
    Date: 1885
    Description:

  • Catalogue of Etruscan Objects in World Museum, Liverpool

    MacIntosh Turfa, Jean; Muskett, Georgina

    Author: MacIntosh Turfa, Jean; Muskett, Georgina
    Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
    Date: 2017
    Description: One of the finest collections of Etruscan artifacts outside of Italy was begun in the 19th century by Joseph Mayer, goldsmith, of Liverpool. His donation of the collection became the core of Liverpool Museum, now World Museum, and has been augmented over the years by additional gifts and other acquisitions, such as those from the Wellcome Collection and Norwich Castle Museum. Much of the original material came from the necropolis of Vulci (Canino) when it was excavated by Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, while additional objects represent several other cities and sites. Already famous for its gold jewellery and bronze vessels of the 6th to 4th centuries BCE, the Liverpool collection includes a fine selection of Etruscan vases, especially bucchero ware and Archaic painted vases, several scarab seals in semiprecious stones, a small number of carved ivories, and funerary urns, including that of Larui Helesa, in which were found gold earrings identical to those worn by her colourful effigy on its lid. A large group of bronze fibulae (safety-pins) furnish examples of most major types of those important ornaments of the Iron Age and Archaic periods. Engraved bronze mirrors and terracotta votives in the form of heads and body parts (such as uteri) of the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE illustrate myths and offerings that were essential to Etruscan religion. From a Villanovan sword to Hellenistic epitaphs, the Liverpool Etruscan and Italian collection offers a rare glimpse of early civilization in central Italy.

  • Catalogue of the Egyptian Museum, No. VII, Colquitt Street, Liverpool

    Mayer, Joseph

    Author: Mayer, Joseph
    Publisher: Joseph Mayer
    Date: 1852
    Description: Joseph Mayer published a catalogue of his collection in 1852, whilst it was at his Egyptian Museum in Colquitt Street. This is before he donated his collection to the Liverpool Free Public Museums in 1867 so his entries do not include the accession numbers that the objects now bear.

  • Chirurgia, Medicina, Dentifricium

    Moorehead, T F

    Author: Moorehead, T F
    Publisher:
    Date: 1983
    Description:

  • Classical Prosthetics

    Bliquez, Lawrence J

    Author: Bliquez, Lawrence J
    Publisher: Archaeological Institute of America
    Date: 1983-09
    Description:

  • Daily Life and Afterlife

    Bonfante, L

    Author: Bonfante, L
    Publisher: Wayne State University Press
    Date: 1986
    Description:

  • Dental Memoranda

    Purland, T

    Author: Purland, T
    Publisher:
    Date: 1857 - 1858
    Description:

  • Die Geschichte der Zahnheilkunde

    Hoffmann-Axthelm, W

    Author: Hoffmann-Axthelm, W
    Publisher: Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH
    Date: 1985
    Description:

  • Etruscan Life and Afterlife

    Author:
    Publisher: Wayne State University Press
    Date: 1986
    Description:

  • Everyday Life of the Etruscans

    Macnamara, Ellen

    Author: Macnamara, Ellen
    Publisher: Batsford
    Date: 1973
    Description:

  • Health and Medicine for Etruscan Women

    Jean MacIntosh Turfa

    Author: Jean MacIntosh Turfa
    Publisher: Routledge
    Date: 2015
    Description:

  • Health and Medicine in Etruria

    MacIntosh Turfa, Jean

    Author: MacIntosh Turfa, Jean
    Publisher: Routledge
    Date: 2013
    Description:

  • La medicina etrusca. Demoiatria di un'antica Civiltà

    Sterpellone, L

    Author: Sterpellone, L
    Publisher: Edizioni Esembiemme
    Date: 2002
    Description:

  • La Medicina nel Mondo degli Etruschi

    Tabanelli, M N

    Author: Tabanelli, M N
    Publisher: Leo S Olschki
    Date: 1963
    Description:

  • Methods and Materials Used for Artificial Teeth

    Cohen, R A

    Author: Cohen, R A
    Publisher:
    Date: 1959-09
    Description:

  • Prosthetics in Classical Antiquity: Greek, Etruscan and Roman Prosthetics

    Bliquez, L

    Author: Bliquez, L
    Publisher:
    Date: 1996
    Description:

  • Roman Medicine

    Scarborough, John

    Author: Scarborough, John
    Publisher: Thames and Hudson
    Date: 1969
    Description:

  • The Etruscan Collection

    Lloyd-Morgan, G; Girardon, S P

    Author: Lloyd-Morgan, G; Girardon, S P
    Publisher: The Society of Antiquaries of London
    Date: 1988
    Description:

  • The Etruscan Collection in the Free Public Museums of Liverpool

    Johnstone, M A

    Author: Johnstone, M A
    Publisher: University Press
    Date: 1932
    Description:

  • The Etruscan Collection in the Public Museum of Liverpool

    Johnstone, M A

    Author: Johnstone, M A
    Publisher:
    Date: 1932-11
    Description:

  • The Etruscans

    Grant, Michael

    Author: Grant, Michael
    Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
    Date: 1980
    Description:

  • The Golden Smile

    Marshall Becker; Jean MacIntosh Turfa

    Author: Marshall Becker; Jean MacIntosh Turfa
    Publisher: Routledge
    Date: 2017
    Description:

  • The history of tooth replacement

    Hoffmann-Axthelm, W

    Author: Hoffmann-Axthelm, W
    Publisher:
    Date: 1970
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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