Thursday, February 23, 2012

Princeton Museum returns artifacts to Italy after legal conflict

The University Art Museum returned six works of art to the country of Italy in December, ending a major decade-long international legal battle with the country over the ownership of the works. The transfer completed an agreement signed with Italy on June 2, 2011.

In a January statement, the University claimed that they returned the artworks after an internal investigation into the ownership of certain items in the University’s collection.

The items transferred were a black-glazed askos, two female statuettes, four fragments of a red-figure calyx krater, fragments of an architectural relief, a pithos in white-on-red style and a group of fragmentary architectural revetments.

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