About this object

Mug, varefully made with thin walls and a flat base. Wide shoulder and mouth with thin, everted rim. Separate, solid-cast handle, soldered (either original, or a very exact modern repair) at rim and body, ending in a leaf-shaped base. Upper part of leaf shape is covered with punched circles above a horizontal line.

This simple drinking mug is an example of the “Sant’Anatolia type" and is less common than the extravagantly curved version, inspired by Attic ceramic vases of c. 430 - 420 BC.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Etruscan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy
  • Date made
    5th Century BC Late
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Sir Robert Ludwig Mond, LL.D, F.R.S., F.S.A, 1939
  • Collector
    Robert Ludwig Mond
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    160 mm x 85 mm x 63 mm
  • Related people
    Robert Ludwig Mond (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Catalogue of Etruscan Objects in World Museum, Liverpool

    MacIntosh Turfa, Jean and Muskett, Georgina

    Author: MacIntosh Turfa, Jean and 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.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Robert Ludwig Mond

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Collected
    Owned until: 1938
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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