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Apulian vase

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CRIME

The Underworld of Apulian Art in the 21st Century

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What colour are the figures on the vase in front of you?

Vase with black figures Vase with red figures

What colour are the figures on the vase in front of you?

Vase with black figures Vase with red figures

Correct!

Apulian vase painting is known for its geometric style and use of the red-figure technique.

Red-figure vase painting developed in Athens around 520 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of black-figure vase painting within a few decades.

What colour are the figures on the vase in front of you?

Vase with black figures Vase with red figures

Not quite.

Apulian vase painting is known for its geometric style and use of the red-figure technique.

Red-figure vase painting developed in Athens around 520 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of black-figure vase painting within a few decades.

Which of these Apulian vases is more likely to have been looted and sold on the black market?

A vase with one crack A vase which has cracks on faces

Which of these Apulian vases is more likely to have been looted and sold on the black market?

A vase with one crack A vase which has cracks on faces

Correct!

In order to smuggle antiques across country borders without detection, it is common for artifacts to be broken up into smaller pieces.

Here you can see that the pottery has been broken with care. The vase will sell for much more if painted figures remain intact.

Which of these Apulian vases is more likely to have been looted and sold on the black market?

A vase with one crack A vase which has cracks on faces

Not quite.

In order to smuggle antiques across country borders without detection, it is common for artifacts to be broken up into smaller pieces.

Here you can see that the pottery has been broken with care. The vase will sell for much more if painted figures remain intact.

You’re an art dealer and you’ve come across an Apulian vase you believe was looted.

Do you...

You have sold an Apulian vase that you suspect was looted. This happens more often than you’d think.

You’ve reported what you suspect was a black market trade. You’ve done a great service for the protection of Italy’s cultural heritage.