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Mug Cave Canem

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Mug Beware of the Dog with the image of the legendary mfloor mosaic "Cave Canem", found in the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii,

"Cave Canem" floor mosaic, found in the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, imperial style house in front of the forum's baths. This is probably the first documented sign of "Beware of the dog". The mosaic with the chained dog is not to be considered an exception in the houses of the ancients, but a practice. The peculiarity of this sign lies in the engraved phrase, which later became proverbial. The purpose of affixing this sign was of a precautionary type. , and served to discourage any patrons.

An example of a tile, which has now become the emblem of Pompeii, is kept in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples but without the threatening inscription. 

Add an artistic touch to your daily routine

  • Material: white ceramic
  • Capacity: 325ml
  • Certified for food use
  • Suitable for the microwave and the dishwasher
  • Packaged in a nice gift box with the Museum Shop graphics.

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