Iris C. Love, by 1980. Iris Love has been collecting antiquities, particularly Greek vases and fragments, for many decades. Certain fragments are marked with dates ranging from 1969 to 1980.
REASON FOR ACQUISTITION AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE 1970 RULE:
The 27 Greek vase fragments and groups of fragments acquired as a gift from Iris Love join or belong to the same vases as fragments acquired by the Metropolitan Museum through the large study collection donated by the late Dietrich von Bothmer (TR. 572.2011). The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities of the Italian Republic consented to the Museum accepting the Bothmer gift as a resource for research, publication and display. A major consideration in the Museum’s acceptance of the Bothmer gift was to contribute to the reunification of pieces that belong together and had become dispersed. The gift from Iris Love is consistent with this purpose. As the material is accessioned, it will become available for study.