Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The St Louis Art Museum Mummy Mask: Poll

The mask photographed just after its discovery.
SAFE is running a poll during March. It has been prompted by the recent decision of the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM) to take pre-emptive legal action in case Egypt makes a formal claim on a mummy mask acquired by the museum in 1998.

SAFE concludes:
We feel strongly that SLAM has not undertaken a full, rigorous and systematic due diligence procedure to exclude the possibility that the mask was not removed illegally from the Saqqara store. In addition, SLAM has so far been unable to present authenticated documentation to demonstrate that the mask did leave Egypt in the 1950s as has been suggested.
Why not give your electronic opinion through the online poll?

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