Drinking Vessel



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. Described as "17. Measure. Bronze. Etruscan, Vth Century B.C." in the inventory of objects allotted to Liverpool from the Mond bequest prepared by Dr I. E. S. Edwards of the British Museum in 1939.