Ancient Art
12:08 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Judge rules 3,200-year-old mummy mask can stay in St. Louis

Mummy Mask of the Lady Ka-nefer-nefer.
(Courtesy Saint Louis Art Museum)

A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of an international dispute will remain in St. Louis following a ruling by a federal judge.

The U.S. government sought to return the funeral mask of Lady Ka-nefer-nefer to Egypt, claiming it had been stolen before the St. Louis Art Museum purchased it from a New York art dealer in 1998. But U.S. District Judge Henry Autry in St. Louis ruled on March 31 that the mask can remain with the art museum.

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Egyptian mask
4:52 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

U.S. Attorney seeks forfeiture of Egyptian mask at Art Museum

The U.S. Attorney is demanding that the Saint Louis Art Museum surrender an Egyptian mask that may be stolen property
Flickr | ChrisYunker

The U.S. Attorney's office is demanding that the Saint Louis Art Museum give up an Egyptian mask because it's stolen property.

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