The Palazzo Leoni Montanari storeroom houses Intesa Sanpaolo’s prestigious collection of Attic and Magna Graecia pottery.
The historic Caputi collection, assembled in the first half of the 1900s, is made up of over five hundred artefacts from the necropolis of Ruvo di Puglia, a flourishing ancient town situated in the present-day province of Bari. The pottery examples, which as a whole provide a valuable insight into the art and culture of Western Greece, were either produced between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC in Apulia and in Lucania, or imported from Athens.
With the aim of enhancing and publicising the collection, groups of vases are chosen periodically to be presented in rotation in two halls on the building’s piano nobile, within the initiative called Il Tempo dell’Antico (“Ancient Times”).
The current display showcases the theme La seduzione. Mito e arte nell’antica Grecia (“Seduction. Myth and Art in Ancient Greece”).