Euphronios Krater

The 2500 year old krater that was at the heart of a three-decade tug of war between the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Italian government was repatriated to Italy in February 2006.  It is now in Rome’s Villa Giulia. In the minds of Italians, the Euphronios Krater holds a special place, symbolizing the war against clandestine tomb-robbing and illicit trafficking of the nation’s cultural patrimony.