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Case Summary

Italy Claim Against Metropolitan Museum of Art for Euphronios Krater and Morgantina Silver

In the most significant and well-publicized instance of a museum returning allegedly looted antiquities to their country of origin, The Metropolitan Museum of Art reached an agreement with the Government of Italy in 2006 whereby The Met would return 21 disputed objects in exchange for loans of other important antiquities from Italy. The objects returned to Italy included the world-famous Euphronios krater and the 15-piece “Morgantina Silver.”

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