Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pot fragments matter

Recently surfaced fragments of Athenian pots are significant. Consider the donors and vendors behind the restored pots returned to Italy from the J. Paul Getty Museum. Or the "missing fragments" from the Attic amphora returned from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Then there are the returned fragments returned to Italy from the Bothmer collection that apparently fitted pots already returned to Italy (not necessarily from the Met).

And what about the Harvard fragments?

It will soon become clear that wider narratives will emerge from the fragments.

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