Art Crime pp 159-168 | Cite as

Looting and Passion of Greek Vases from Etruria and Magna Graecia: The Birth of the Great Collections

  • Stefano Alessandrini


The great museums of the world proudly display beautiful painted vases in their showcases. Their painted figures speak about heroes, adventures, lovers. They tell the old, great stories that have always fascinated us, and it is extraordinary to think that these beautiful objects were created thousands years ago, for the wealthy people of the Mediterranean, in particular for the Etruscans. But where did these masterpieces come from? Why are they so extraordinarily well-preserved? Who discovered them?


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