Object Description
Greek Attic Red-Figure Calyx Krater

Greek, Attic red-figure calyx krater with a depiction of Orestes killing Aigisthos from the Medici archive, ca. 470 B.C. 

Identification Date
Between January and May 2000
Identification Location
Jean Paul Getty Museum, California, US.
Artefact History
Before 1988

Three (3) Polaroid images in the Medici archive depict the krater still in a fragmented condition. Some of the fragments of the main scene were photographed on a child’s pillow.


Getty Museum acquires the krater, which takes the accession number 88.AE.66.

Between Jan and May 2000

Using the Medici Polaroid image, Italian archaeologists Dr Daniela Rizzo and Mr Maurizio Pellegrini, identify the krater in the antiquities collection of the Jean Paul Getty Museum, California, US.

Artefact Status
Between 2006 and 2007

Between 2006 and 2007, the krater was repatriated to Italy from the Jean Paul Getty Museum in California, US.