Volute krater with Orestes at Delphi and Nike Sacrificing a Ram, about 350 B.C. Associated with Iliupersis Painter (South Italian (Apulian), active about 350 B.C.)
Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa
November 19, 2014-May 11, 2015
Discovered at Ceglie del Campo, near Bari in Apulia (southeastern Italy), thirteen elaborately decorated Apulian vases will return to display for the first time following a six-year collaborative conservation project between the Getty Villa and the Antikensammlung in Berlin. Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy
, on view at the Getty Villa November 19, 2014 to May 11, 2015, examines the funerary customs of people native to southern Italy and the ways they used Greek myth to comprehend death and the afterlife. The exhibition also reveals the techniques employed by one of the expert vase-restorers of early nineteenth-century Naples.