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Category: Looting Matters

Looting Matters: St Louis Art Museum Mask: implications for Swiss dealer

implications for Swiss dealer http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2012/04/st-louis-art-museum-mask-implications.html April 6, 2012 I have noted earlier this week that the collecting history (“provenance”) for the Egyptian mummy mask acquired by the St Louis Art Museum was seemingly flawed. It cannot have been given to the excavator (who died in 1959). It cannot have been in Brussels in 1952. It cannot have been in…

Looting Matters: Operation Phoenix: Ali Aboutaam "urges" others to repatriate antiquities

Ali Aboutaam “urges” others to repatriate antiquities http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2009/06/operation-phoenix-ali-aboutaam-urges.html April 6, 2012 On May 19 it was reported that an unnamed Geneva dealer had returned 251 antiquities worth some €2 million (see earlier comments). My press release, “Looting Matters: Why Is Switzerland Featured so Frequently in the Return of Antiquities?“, PR Newswire May 29, 2009 Friday…

Looting Matters: Operation Phoenix: Ali Aboutaam "urges" others to repatriate antiquities

Ali Aboutaam “urges” others to repatriate antiquities http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2009/06/operation-phoenix-ali-aboutaam-urges.html April 6, 2012 On May 19 it was reported that an unnamed Geneva dealer had returned 251 antiquities worth some €2 million (see earlier comments). My press release, “Looting Matters: Why Is Switzerland Featured so Frequently in the Return of Antiquities?“, PR Newswire May 29, 2009 Friday…