This follows the dramatic case in 2008 when the Met was forced, after protracted negotiations, to return the famous Euphronios
Krater, from the 6th century BC, to Italy on similar grounds.
Emblematic works of the late 6th century BC, such as the Kore from Acropolis, the Euphronios
krater and the torso of an Amazon from the temple of Apollo Daphnephoros in Eretria trace the development of Greek thought and aesthetic towards Classical perfection.
This has happened to the famed Euphronios
krater, which Italy took back from the Metropolitan and placed in an obscure site.
One such example--of a successful voluntary agreement--is Italy's request for return of the Euphronios
Krater from the Met.
In this spirit, over his career Hoving acquired a brilliant early Monet, Terrasse a Sainte-Adresse, 1867; Velazquez's Juan de Pareja, 1650; a krater by the great Greek vase painter Euphronios
; a collection of Chinese masterpieces assembled by the scholar C.
For example, though accompanied by unfortunate circumstances, the agreement negotiated for the return of the Euphronios
Krater between the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Italian Ministry of Culture included a clause in which the Ministry agreed to provide the Metropolitan Museum of Art with long-term future loans.
and painter Euphronios
. (85) Almost immediately, art critics and
Some 68 artefacts, including the magnificent 6th-century mixing vessel known as the Euphronios
krater, have now been returned to Italy from American museums.
(87.) "The disputed items included a 2,500 year-old vase painted by the Greek artist Euphronios
, a 15-piece set of Hellenistic silver and four ancient pots." Vernon Silver & Stephen West, Metropolitan Museum Offers To Return 20 Disputed Works to Italy, BLOOMBERG.COM, February 2, 2006, available at http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aqrKfX2wmyRw& refer=culture.
The dealer who sold the Euphronios
Krater to the Metropolitan Museum, Robert Hecht, Jr., has been put on trial by the Italian government for illegal trafficking in looted antiquities.