Jug card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Jug

M8804

Currently not on display

Information

Oinochoe (jug). Globular body, short neck, wide, oval mouth, everted rim with two pinched projections at top. Solid-cast vertical handle has extensions along rim, pointed projection above rim, and relief satyr-head attachment at lower end. Frowning satyr has thick, curly hair, shaggy beard of irregular curls, small upright, pointed animal ears, pug nose, thick eyelids. Heavily corroded, body chipped; handle no longer attached. Harsh modern cleaning of base has left scratches resembling letters (ΘΣ noted in Gatty catalogue are accidental marks)with handle attachment, now detached from jug, in the form of the head of a satyr. This jug and M8805 are fine examples of Hellenistic bronze tableware, for which Etruria was famous.