Thursday, 16 December 2021

Fordham to Return Approximately 100 Items

It will be interesting to see which of the Walsh objects have been handed over.

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David Gill said...

For the press release:

"Ninety-six pieces with an estimated value of $1.8 million seized from the Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art on May 28, 2021. Among these items are 26 works of ancient pottery ranging from Apulian Volute-Kraters (large, open-mouthed containers used to dilute wine with water during banquets and symposia) to tall, ancient Roman jars known as Amphora. Highlights include a Baltimore Painter Krater, dating to 330 B.C.E. and valued at $100,000, and a 5thCentury B.C.E. Hydria valued at $150,000. All but two of the pieces seized from Fordham were trafficked by ALMAGIÀ."

David Gill said...

The volute-krater attributed to the Baltimore painter came from the New York market, Almagià' in RVAp Suppl. II, no. 27/13a. p. 271. But there is no mention of Almagià in the Fordham catalogue.

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