Ancient Egyptian Mask Will Stay in St. Louis

30 Jul 2014 9:48 AM | Anonymous
Ancient Egyptian Mask Will Stay in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (CN) - The St. Louis Art Museum will get to keep a painted mask of an ancient Egyptian noblewoman that was the center of a 3-year legal battle between the museum and the United States government.

"The Department of Justice will take no further legal action with respect to the mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer," U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Monday, the deadline for the Department of Justice if it wished to prolong the court battle.

The Museum in February 2011 sought injunctive relief prohibiting the feds from seizing the mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer.

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