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Italy Posts the Shelby White List of Relinquished Objects

Red figure calyx krater with Zeus and Ganymede, attributed to the Eucharides painter

The Italian Culture Ministry has at last published on its website a list of the objects relinquished by Shelby White and now on display at the Palazzo Poli in Rome. (Go here, click on “Cartella Stampa” and then on “oggetti in mostra.” The White objects are interspersed among the others in this exhibition of repatriated works.)

The ex-Shelby White works are:

Attic black figure panathenaic amphora with runners, attributed to the painter of the Louvre F6, ca. 540 B.C.

Attic black figure amphora with Dionysos and Ariadne banqueting, attributed to the painter of the Medea Group, ca. 520 B.C.

Red figure calyx krater with Zeus and Ganymede (above), attributed to the Eucharides painter, ca. 490-480 B.C.

Amphora from Chalkidiki with young riders, ca. 550-540 B.C.

Hydria from Cerveteri with panther and lioness attacking a mule, attributed to the Busiride painter, ca. 530-500 B.C.

Hydria from Cerveteri with the flight of Ulysses from Polyphemus’ cavern, attributed to the workshop of the Aquila painter and associates, ca. 530-500 B.C.

Small bronze statue of Kouros,
ca. 480-470 B.C.

Fragment of a wall fresco decoration: a lying Maenad, Pompeiian style, ca. 50-79 A.D.

Fragment of a wall fresco decoration: architecture prospective and theater mask, Pompeiian style, ca. 50-30 B.C.

David Gill, in his Looting Matters blog yesterday, also posted a Shelby list (without giving its source), which provides more details about the objects. But some of the works on his list appear to vary from the list posted by Italy.

What I don’t understand is that the Italian Ministry lists all these works not only as from White’s collection but also as “formerly” from the Metropolitan Museum. Is that because they previously appeared in Glories of the Past, the Met’s 1990 exhibition of works loaned from the private collection of White and her late husband, Leon Levy?

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