About this object

Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron (oil flask). Two main bands of animal decoration. Upper: 2 cockerels. Lower: 2 lions and a swan. Attributed to the Tree Painter by Sir John Boardman.

Etrusco-Corinthian vessels are imitations of Corinthian pottery made in Italy by Etruscan artisans.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Etruscan
  • Artist/Maker
    Tree Painter
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy
  • Date made
    6th Century BC early
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    285 mm x 95 mm x 47 mm
  • Related people
    Edith Danson (Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson (Previous owner); John Raymond Danson (Previous owner); Rollin et Feuardent (Previous owner); Tree Painter (Artist/maker)

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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.

  • Ceramica etrusco-corinzia figurata: parte II 590-550 a.C

    Szilágy, János György

    Author: Szilágy, János György
    Publisher: Olschki
    Date: 1998
    Description:

  • Greek Painted Vases from the collection of Colonel J.R.Danson

    Boardman, J

    Author: Boardman, J
    Publisher:
    Date: 1968
    Description: Catalogue of an exhibition held at Mappin Art Gallery (Sheffield), 1968

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: 1909
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Rollin et Feuardent

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1909
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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