Monday, May 11, 2009

Euphronios at the Villa Giulia

The Sarpedon krater once displayed in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has gone on display in the Villa Giulia, Rome ("Una casa a Villa Giulia per il vaso d'Eufronio; da oggi al Museo Romano insieme con tesori restituti dagli USA", ANSA May 7, 2009). The exhibition containing the pot was opened by the Italian under-secretary Francesco Giro and by Annamaria Moretti representing the archaeological service of Lazio.

The exhibition includes another 14 pieces returned from North American public and private collections. The items include:
  • the Onesimos cup from the J. Paul Getty Museum [see earlier comment]
  • the psykter attributed to Smikros from the Metropolitan Museum of Art [see earlier comment]
  • a Caeretan hydria showing a panther and a lioness from the Shelby White collection (and previously on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art) [see earlier comment]
  • an Attic black-figured lekythos attributed to the Diosphos painter from the Museum of Fine Art, Boston [see earlier comment]
  • a Pontic amphora attributed to the Tityos painter from the Royal-Athena Galleries [see earlier comment]
The press release suggests that the pieces have one thing in common: they had been removed from tombs in Italy before passing onto the antiquities market.

3 comments:

eccam1 said...

do you have a link to the ansa article? I can't seem to find it.
thanks!

David Gill said...

The article is not yet available at ANSA.it

David Gill said...

ANSA in English:
http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2009-05-13_113375131.html.

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