The hunt for Madonna del Rosario

The term “orphans” or “ofranelli” refers to fragments of vases decorated or crafted by well-known painters and potters, such as Euphronios, Exekias, or Onesimos[1]. Slivers of these vases are worth as much as several thousand apiece and have been used to incur the appetites of collectors. Watson and Todeschini track several ofranelli used to “sweeten …

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