Puglia’s rich collection of Ancient Greek and Roman art and artifacts: The Taranto Archeological Musuem

greek vase collections italy southern pugliaAbove: Detail of a painted vase from ancient Greece at the Taranto Archeological Museum.

On Saturday (August 15, Ferragosto, a national holiday in Italy), winemaker Gianni Cantele visited MARTA, the Archeological Museum in Taranto (Puglia).

“It was wonderful to see the famous collection of [ancient Greek and Roman] gold jewelry,” he wrote, “and the enormous amount of artifacts.”

The image above (posted on Gianni’s Facebook) is a painted vase from ancient Greece. Note the gold laurel wreath that the central character is wearing.

The image below was also snapped by Gianni during his visit.

Check out the museum’s site here (including a solid English version).

ancient greece greek laurel wreath gold

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