12.7.16

Greek stopped the auction of ancient Greek amphora

Selling a black-figure amphora from the 5th century BC that was to the famous auction house Christie's Wednesday July 6, failed 'cause of a Greek, he revealing that amphora was stolen.

The black-figure amphora from the 5th century BC, normally located in the auction list put together by the house Christie's on Wednesday 6 July, however, the online catalog of the auction, without further explanation, the phrase "the object is withdrawn" occurred, as meanwhile revealed that it was stolen

The amphora acknowledged Professor Christos Tsirogiannis, archaeologist researcher at Cambridge University, who in recent years has devoted himself to the fight for the detection of stolen antiquities. The identification was made thanks to two photographs that have emerged from the Prosecution Antiquities Fthiotida 2007. and brand management of the Police Prosecution Antiquities He acted immediately, requesting and achieving the exemption of the scheduled auction. Now the Ministry of Culture and Sport is preparing to claim the amphora, which was built around 540-530 BC by Attic workshop and has a height of 35 cm.

One side of the vase depicting a bearded warrior wearing a short tunic and leggings and a following standing before him, while the other side of the one depicted on horseback with a short tunic, who holds a spear in his left hand.

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