Monday, 13 January 2014

St Louis Art Museum and the Mummy Mask

Ric St Hilaire has commented on today's oral arguments for the Egyptian mummy mask acquired by the St Louise Art Museum ("Oral Arguments Scheduled in Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask Appeal").  LM has reviewed this case on several occasions.

It is clear that that the collecting history provided to SLAM by the vendor cannot be true (given that the mask appears in the Cairo register at a time when it is supposed to be moving around collections in Europe). It follows that the rest of the account is also open to question.

Will SLAM do the honourable thing and agree to return the mummy mask to Egypt?

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