Friday, January 18, 2008

"Successo storico": Euphronios krater in Rome


ANSA has reported briefly on the press meeting with Francesco Rutelli ("E' a Roma il vaso di Eufronio", January 18, 2008).

Image
Terracotta calyx-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), Calyx-krater, ca. 515 B.C.; Archaic
Signed by Euxitheos, as potter; Signed by Euphronios, as painter
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; H. 18 in. (45.7 cm), Diam. 21 11/16 in. (55.1 cm)
Formerly lent by the Republic of Italy (L.2006.10)

http://www.metmuseum.org/


3 comments:

David Gill said...

Press release, audio and image now available:
Il ritorno di Eufronio".

David Gill said...

Silvia Aloisi, "Italy hails return of ancient vase from New York", Reuters, January 18, 2008.

David Gill said...

Elisabetta Povoledo, "Ancient Vase Comes Home to a Hero’s Welcome", New York Times, January 19, 2008. She reported:

A few hours after Friday’s ceremony, the krater was transported to the state television network, RAI, and paraded on an evening broadcast, with the culture minister and a news anchor sitting proudly nearby.

“Euphronios could never have imagined that one day he’d find himself featured” on the 8 o’clock news, Mr. Rutelli said on live television. “We are proud to be at the forefront of the battle to fight looted antiquities.”

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