Mummy Mask of the Lady Ka-nefer-nefer


Mummy Mask of the Lady Ka-nefer-nefer, of Dynasty 19 (1307-1196 BC) at St. Louis Art Museum. The mask was dug from Saqqara, a necropolis for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. Ka-nefer-nefer was a noblewoman. 


This artifact was bought from Phoenix Ancient Art in 1998. It was put under litigation as Egypt wanted this back, insisting that it was stolen sometime in 1959. St. Louis Art Museum prevailed, as Egypt "was not able to prove its claim of ownership." [1, 2]

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