Friday, 20 June 2014

SLAM Trustees to Answer for Ka Nefer Nefer Purchase in Civil Suit?

I'd like to see this, let antiquities buyers take responsibility for their due diligence mistakes.
SLAM acquired the the mask in 1998 from an antiquities dealer, but Egypt maintains the mask was stolen decades ago and smuggled out of the country. The U.S. government sued SLAM in 2011, attempting to return the mask to Egypt, but the case fell apart last week after U.S. attorneys missed a simple filing deadline. Now, the Egyptian government is threatening to sue SLAM itself.
Danny Wicentowski, 'Egypt Demands Saint Louis Art Museum Return 3,000-Year-Old Mummy Mask', Riverfront Times Blog, Arts section, Fri., Jun. 20 2014.

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