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ITALIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM SIGN AGREEMENT IN ROME

August 1, 2007

The Italian Ministry of Culture and the J. Paul Getty Trust issued the following joint statement:

Italy’s Minister of Culture Francesco Rutelli, and the Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Dr. Michael Brand, announced today that they have reached an agreement regarding the Ministry’s claim for objects in the Getty Museum’s antiquities collection. 

Key provisions of the agreement include:

• The Getty will transfer 40 objects to Italy, including the Cult Statue of a Goddess.  Officials from Italy and the Getty Museum will develop a schedule for the transfer of the objects over the next several months, with the exception of the Cult Statue of a Goddess, which will remain on display at the Getty Villa until 2010;

• The parties agree to defer further discussions on the Statue of a Victorious Youth until the outcome of ongoing legal proceedings which are now underway in Pesaro, Italy;

• Italy and the Getty agree to broad cultural collaboration that will include loans of significant art works, joint exhibitions, research, and conservation projects.

Both sides said that they were pleased that after these lengthy and complex discussions they have reached an agreement and are now moving towards a renewed collaborative relationship.

Objects to be Transferred to the Italian State
Download a list with images of the objects. (PDF - 208KB)

1. Cult Statue of a Goddess, perhaps Aphrodite - 88.AA.76
2. Askos in Shape of a Siren – 92.AC.5
3. Fresco Fragments – 71.AG.111
4. Lekanis – 85.AA.107
5. Two Griffins Attacking a Fallen Doe – 85.AA.106
6. Attic Red-Figured Neck Amphora – 84.AE.63
7. Fragment of a fresco: lunette with mask of Hercules – 96.AG.171
8. Apulian Red-Figured Pelike – 87.AE.23
9. Apulian Red-Figured Loutrophorus – 84.AE.996
10. Attic Black-Figured Zone Cup – 87.AE.22
11. Attic Red-Figured Kalpis – 85.AE.316
12. Attic Red-Figured Kylix – 84.AE.569
13. Apulian Pelike with Arms of Achilles – 86.AE.611
14. Attic Red-Figured Kylix – 83.AE.287
15. Attic Red-Figured Calyx Krater – 88.AE.66
16. Attic Janiform Kantharos – 83.AE.218
17. Attic Red-Figured Phiale Fragments by Douris – 81.AE.213
18. Marble Bust of a Man – 85.AA.265
19. Attic Red-Figured Amphora with Lid – 79.AE.139
20. Apulian Red-Figured Volute Krater – 85.AE.102
21. Attic Red-Figured Calyx Krater – 92.AE.6 and 96.AE.335
22. Attic Red-Figured Mask Kantharos – 85.AE.263
23. Etruscan Red-Figured Plastic Duck Askos – 83.AE.203
24. Statue of Apollo – 85.AA.108
25. Group of Attic Red-Figured Calyx Krater Fragments (Berlin Painter, Kleophrades Painter) – 77.AE.5
26. Apulian Red-Figured Bell Krater – 96.AE.29
27. Statuette of Tyche – 96.AA.49
28. Attic Black-Figured Amphora (Painter of Berlin 1686) – 96.AE.92
29. Attic Black-Figured Amphora – 96.AE.93
30. Attic Red-Figured Cup – 96.AE.97
31. Pontic Amphora – 96.AE.139
32. Antefix in the Form of a Maenad and Silenos Dancing – 96.AD.33
33. Bronze Mirror with Relief-Decorated Cover – 96.AC.132
34. Attic Red-Figured Bell Krater – 81.AE.149
35. Apulian Red-Figured Volute Krater – 77.AE.14
36. Statuette of Dionysos – 96.AA.211
37. Attic Red-Figured Calyx Krater (“Birds”) – 82.AE.83
38. Group of three Fragmentary Corinthian Olpai – 81.AE.197
39. Paestan Squat Lekythos – 96.AE.119
40. Apulian Red-Figured Volute Krater – 77.AE.13

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