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Important Antiquities Lent by Republic of Italy on View at Metropolitan Museum

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010

Moregine Silver Treasury_L.2010.1-20 small Laconian kylix_L.2010.2

«A rare, recently excavated ancient Roman dining set consisting of twenty silver objects—one of only three such sets from the region of Pompeii known to exist in the world—and an important ancient Greek kylix (or drinking cup) have been installed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Galleries for Greek and Roman Art as part of an ongoing exchange of antiquities between the Republic of Italy and the Museum.»

Read the press release.

Left: The Moregine Silver Treasure. Roman, Late Republican and Early Imperial, ca. 40 B.C.-A.D. 79. From Moregine, near Pompeii. Lent by the Republic of Italy, 2010 (L.2010.3.1-.20)

Right: Terracotta kylix (drinking cup). Greek, Laconian, ca. 575-560 B.C. Attributed to the Boreads Painter. From Cerveteri, Banditaccia cemetery, tomb 1, inv. 106335. Interior, Boreads pursuing harpies, with a sphinx below. Lent by the Republic of Italy, 2010 (L.2010.2)

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