Monday, 11 May 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:

Anonymous 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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