Mario Astarita

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Mario Astarita (born March 12, 1896 in Naples , † November 30, 1979 ) was an Italian banker and art collector.


Astarita, who came from Naples , kept his extensive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities in the Villa Astarita on Capri . His significant collection of antique vases was studied by John D. Beazley between 1955 and 1965 . Astarita gave it to Pope Paul VI in 1968 . who handed it over to the Vatican Museums , where it was displayed in the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco . He donated some of his other antiquities to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples , and he and Angelo Asterita donated a collection of paintings to the Museo di Capodimonte in 1971 . The extensive garden of Villa Astarita , 2 km from Capri's town center, was opened to the public as Parco Astarita at the end of 1997 .

John D. Beazley named the early red-figure Mario painter after him , Arthur D. Trendall the Campanian Astarita painter , and the Astarita crater , a late Corinthian vase, is also named after him .

Catalogs of the Astarita Collection

  • La Collezione Astarita nel Museo Gregoriano Etrusco .
    • Volume 2, 1: Mario Iozzo : Ceramica attica a figure nere . Città del Vaticano 2002.
    • Volume 3: Arthur Dale Trendall : Vasi italioti ed etruschi a figure rosse e di età ellenistica . Città del Vaticano 1976.
  • Jeannette Papadopoulos: Le sculture della Collezione Astarita. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Napoli . Naples 1984.
  • Nicola Spinosa: La Collezione Angelo Astarita al Museo di Capodimonte. Giacinto Gigante e la Scuola di Posillipo . Naples 1972


  • Roger Peyrefitte : Propos secrets , Paris 1980, p. 355 [1] .
  • Roger Peyrefitte: L'innminato: nouveaux propos secrets , Paris 1989, pp. 38-39 [2] .

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