Object Description
Attic Red-Figure Nolan Amphora

Attic Red-Figure Nolan Amphora by the Harrow Painter depicting a satyr holding a kantharos and a thyrsos on one side and a draped male figure on the other side.

Identification Date
16 Feb 2017
Identification Location
Royal-Athena Galleries, Manhattan, New York

Artefact History
28 Feb 1994

February 28, 1994 - March 15, 1994

Two handwritten documents suggest that the Italian looter ‘Robertino’ was in possession of the artefact in 1994, asking 50,000 (CH?) for it, together with some fragments of a different vase. The document was discovered by Tsirogiannis in the Becchina archive.

February 2017

In February 2017 the artefact appears for sale in the website of ‘Royal-Athena Galleries’ with the ‘provenance’: ‘Ex C.H. collection, Ann Arbor, Michigan’.

16 Feb 2017

Christos Tsirogiannis identified the artefact at the ‘Royal-Athena Galleries’.

17 Feb 2017

Christos Tsirogiannis notified the Manhattan DA’s Office in New York.

February 2017

Confiscated by the Manhattan DA’s Office in February 2017

Artefact Status
March 2017

Repatriated to Italy in March 2017.

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