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"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).

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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)

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David Gill said…
Press release, audio and image now available:
Il ritorno di Eufronio".
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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