Drinking Vessel



Mug with very thin walls, has flat, slightly flaring base, body with high shoulder, thin, everted rim. A solid cast vertical handle, semicircular in section, is attached to the rim with a triangular plate (now chipped) pierced by two rivets. The base of the handle, beaten into a small, flat leaf shape, was originally attached with solder. Corroded, parts of body completely consumed, but preserves complete profile Its shape developed from late Archaic antecedents and is paralleled by the more common ceramic vases of the territory of Volterra and Orvieto in the 4th century and Hellenistic Period.