|Image of Siana cup fragments|
from Medici Dossier. Source: nrc.nl
The cup was placed on loan in the museum (inv. B 11.999). What is more interesting is that an additional fragment was supplied by Herbert Cahn (inv. 13.247; formerly HC 1468). The Medici polaroids show the cup in fragments as well as in a restored form. How did Cahn acquire his fragment?
The Allard Pierson Museum will no doubt be arranging the return of this cup to Italy.
Theo Toebosch, "Illegale vaas in collectie van Allard Pierson museum", nrc.nl 22 January 2021.
Theo Toebosch, "Verdachte achtergrond: dubieuze objecten in museum Allard Pierson", nrc.nl 22 January 2021