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The identification of Ka Nefer Nefer

I have already reflected on the significance of 1999 for the collecting history of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask acquired by the St Louis Art Museum.It now appears that a member of the curatorial team at SLAM was informed about the Saqqara...Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mask and 2005

Paul Barford has written about Michel van Rijn's public comments on the acquisition of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask by the St Louis Art Museum.I am grateful to a reader of LM for sending me the archived link to van Rijn's post. Although it...Show More Summary

Ka Nefer Nefer: What Did Michel van Rijn Know Seven Years Ago?

In the spring of 1998 the St Louis Art Museum acquired the Ka Nefer Nefer mask that is now known to have been excavated at Saqqara. It was Michel van Rijn who first drew public attention to the recently excavated origin of the mask, a cause later taken up by Ton Cremers in late December 2005 on the Museum Security Network. Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mask and the Saqqara link

In the spring of 1998 the St Louis Art Museum acquired the Ka Nefer Nefer mask that is now known to have been excavated at Saqqara. In late December 2005 a notice on the Museum Security Network drew attention to that association of find-spot. Show More Summary

Ka Nefer Nefer and the detached flake

Mummy mask excavated at Saqqara Last week I commented on the existence of a photograph that predated the acquisition of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask by the St Louis Art Museum. I was particularly interested in the issue of when the personal name had been erased. Show More Summary

Doyle New York to auction objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany deaccessioned from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A collection of objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany deaccessioned from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will highlight Doyle New York?s Belle Epoque auction on September 23 at 10am. The collection comprises over thirty lots of colorful lamps, vases, bowls and other objects. Show More Summary

Goldstein, Geneva, and the Mummy Mask

Mummy mask excavated at Saqqara It is known that Sidney Goldstein, the Associate Director of the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM) as well as the curator of Ancient Art, wrote a letter to Dr Mohammed Saleh, then director of the Cairo Museum,...Show More Summary

The Fondation Louis Vuitton Art Museum in France Opens This October

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Eight years after Bernard Arnaud, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, first announced the project, the Fondation Louis Vuitton art museum will finally open its doors on October 27. Located west of Paris in the Bois de Boulogne...Show More Summary

Was Kaloterna 'disappeared'?

Egyptian mummy mask excavated at Saqqara Paul Barford has written on the Kaloterna collection that once (allegedly) possessed the Egyptian mummy mask discovered at Saqqara and for the time being in the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM). HeShow More Summary

Linkage: Refined San Fran Mansions; Saving a Louis Kahn Masterpiece

4 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Photo via Architizer · Super-genteel Pac Heights manse politely asks $9.7M. · This is how you save a Louis Kahn masterpiece. · Mashta Island home possibly by Parker is $12.8M. · Riverbed placed within Louisiana art museum. · Midtown condo...

Linkage: Refined San Fran Mansions; Saving a Louis Kahn Masterpiece

Photo via Architizer · Super-genteel Pac Heights manse politely asks $9.7M. · This is how you save a Louis Kahn masterpiece. · Mashta Island home possibly by Parker is $12.8M. · Riverbed placed within Louisiana art museum. · Midtown condo...

Saint Louis Art Museum presents 'Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within'

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Saint Louis Art Museum presents Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within, a 2013 video installation that explores the sensation of being in a dream world. ?Tschäpe creates a surreal, dream-like vision of the ocean, evoking feelings of both calm and disorientation in the spectator,? said Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art. Show More Summary

St Louis Art Museum and the Mummy Mask

Did the US Authorities handle the case of the mummy mask in the St Louis Art Museum in the most appropriate way? I am sure that readers of LM will have views on this. but there is a more important issue. do we believe the collectingShow More Summary

Justice Department Ceases Effort to Return Ancient Mask to Egypt

2 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

The St. Louis Art Museum will get to retain an ancient Egyptian mask after federal officials on Monday decided not to pursue efforts to have the artifact returned to Egypt.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Ancient Egyptian mask likely to stay at St. Louis Art Museum after feds give up legal fight"

2 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Journalist Robert Patrick reported for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 28: The Department of Justice is giving up its fight to reclaim for Egypt a 3,200-year-old mummy mask that disappeared from that country decades ago and later found its way into the collection of the St. Show More Summary

Ka Nefer Nefer Shamed US Government Throws in Towel

The shame-faced US Department of Justice will take no further legal action over Egyptian mask in St Louis Art Museum after botched legal moves. Monday was the deadline for the department to ask for a rehearing of the June 12 decision by the 8th U.S. Show More Summary

The SLAM Mask in Two Places?

I have been reviewing some of the views on the Egyptian mummy mask acquired by the St Louis Art Museum. There is a useful piece in The International Lawyer (Spring 2013) --- based on the forfeiture statement --- that reminds us that the mummy mask was moved from Saqqara to Cairo in 1966 in box 54. Show More Summary

The Kaloterna Collection: fact or fiction?

Around 1962 the Egyptian mummy mask excavated at Saqqara, and now in the St Louis Art Museum, is reported to have entered the Kaloterna collection. What is this collection? What else formed part of the collection? Where was the collection...Show More Summary

SLAM and Collecting Histories

The time has come for the curatorial staff of the St Louis Art Museum to demonstrate that they have authenticated the documentation relating to the acquisition of the Egyptian mummy mask. The museum authorities need to explain how the...Show More Summary

St Louis Art Museum: The Egyptian Mummy Mask

The legal decision (conveniently discussed by Rik St Hilare here) that the Egyptian mummy mask acquired by the St Louis Art Museum will not be returning to Egypt leaves some questions unanswered.I have discussed this mask elsewhere.Show More Summary

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