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2013-09-25 23:29:21

Hixenbaugh Ancient Art presents recently acquired Attic Black-Figure Band Cup by the Centaur Painter and an Etruscan Black-Figure Column Krater. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Hixenbaugh Ancient Art, Ltd recently updated its web site with a variety of newly acquired ancient art. Included among the recent acquisitions is an Attic Black-Figure Band Cup and an Etruscan Black-Figure Column Krater. The ancient Greek Athenian (Attic) Black-Figure Band Cup is in a fragmentary...

2011-01-21 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the extension of the memorandum of understanding between the US and Italy. In 2001 the US and the Republic of Italy made a bilateral agreement that imposed import restrictions on archaeological material derived from Italy. The agreement was renewed in 2006, and in January 2011 the US Department of Homeland Security announced a further five year extension. In recent years over 120 objects, including the...

2010-09-03 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, United Kingdom, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the Athenian wine-mixing krater in the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). In 1983 the Minneapolis Institute of Art acquired an Athenian red-figured krater. The outside was painted with scenes showing Dionysos, the Greek god associated with drinking. He was surrounded with his followers, maenads and satyrs. One of the maenads, a female follower of Dionysos, is shown carrying a young satyr on her...

2010-01-22 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the role of a Zurich-based conservator in the return of antiquities to Italy. In January 2010 the Italian Carabinieri announced that it was actively pursuing some 350 objects that had been in the possession of Fritz-Burki, a conservator of antiquities based in Zurich, Switzerland. It appears that the items had come to the notice of the Italians as a result of a raid by Swiss police officers in October 2001....

2009-05-15 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the installation of the Euphronios krater in a Rome museum. Personifications of Sleep and Death dominate the imagery of the magnificent Greek wine-mixing bowl, the Euphronios krater. This piece of highly decorated Athenian pottery is one of over 100 antiquities that have been returned from North American Museums to Italy in recent years. Gill explores how police raids in Geneva have led to museums being ready to...

2006-02-21 11:32:37

ROME (Reuters) - Italy signed a deal over disputed artworks with New York's Metropolitan Museum on Tuesday, ending decades of controversy and paving the way for the return to Italy of antiquities Rome says were plundered. Under the agreement, the Met pledged to return several art works, including a 2,500-year-old Greek vase and a set of 15 Hellenistic silver pieces to Italy in exchange for long-term loans of equivalent beauty and importance. Tomb raiders have looted antiquities in...

2006-02-20 14:07:25

ROME (Reuters) - Italy will sign a deal over disputed art works with New York's Metropolitan Museum on Tuesday, ending decades of controversy and paving the way for the return to Italy of antiquities Rome says were plundered. Culture Ministry officials and Met director Philippe de Montebello held talks in Rome on Monday to finalize the deal, a ministry spokesman said. "The agreement is there. We are just putting the final touches on it," he said. The Met said earlier this month it...

2006-02-03 14:48:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return to Italy several works, including a 2,500-year-old Greek vase, following decades of controversy over what Italy says are plundered antiquities. On Thursday, the New York museum formally presented to the Italian Culture Ministry in Rome a draft of an agreement transferring legal title to six antiquities from the museum's collections. The pieces include a group of 15 Hellenistic silver pieces and will be...


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