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USA vs The Mask of Ka Nefer Nefer - Ton Cremers 2005 email

USA vs The Mask of Ka Nefer Nefer - Ton Cremers 2005 email

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Published by François Pilet
"Information about the theft from the Saqqara museum reached me via.someone closely involved in the disappearance of the mask. The mask supposedly was sold by the infamous Aboutaam. The mask may have been traded through the Swiss route. I did receive some photos and additional information of the Swiss storage in the Free Haven territory."
"Information about the theft from the Saqqara museum reached me via.someone closely involved in the disappearance of the mask. The mask supposedly was sold by the infamous Aboutaam. The mask may have been traded through the Swiss route. I did receive some photos and additional information of the Swiss storage in the Free Haven territory."

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Bryant, McClain
From:
eanette Fausz [Jeanette.Fausz@slam.org
]
Sent:
uesday, February 08, 2011 11:33 AM
To:
inenbroker, David
Subject:
W: Hi Fabriziol (Request for contact details Interpol Egypt)
riginal MessageFrom: MSN CPPnet (Tan Cremers)[mailto:museum-security@museum-security.org]Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 3:23 AMTo: 'ROSSI fabrizio'Cc: jean-robert.gisler@fedpol.admin.ch; Debbie Zumwalt; Carol Kickham; jstoffel@slam.org
;
fbrosto@leo.gov; bmagness@leo.gov
; Carol Kickham; Debbie Zumwalt; Jeanette Fausz; Paul Haner;
stlouis@bizjournals.com
; cbillhartz@post-dispatch.corn .
Subject: Hi Fabriziol (Request for contact details Interpol Egypt)
December 31, 2005Hi Fabriziol
I do not expect you to read this mail until early 2006, so first of all do accept my very best wishes for
you in 20061
Could you please give me an Interpol contact in Egypt? You may have read that the Saint Louis ArtMuseum possibly has an Egyptian mask that was stolen circa 15 years ago from the depositories of amuseum in Saqqara, Egypt. I have requested the SLAM for information about the provenance of thismask, and the only thing they came up with is that they pursued a thorough investigation beforebuying this mask. Nothing about from whom they bought it, nor about the moment, and how thismask left Egypt, Egyptian export permits, or previous ownership. It is so strange that an Americanmuseum is unwilling to give useful information about the an Egyptian antiquity while at the same timea handful American museums, and a curator personally, are under fire because of illicit acquisitions.It is very well possible that the mask in the SLAM arrived there in a licit way. However, my doubts
really are growing since they appear to be very reluctant to answer my questions.
Information about the theft from the Saqqara museum reached me via.someone closely involved inthe disappearance of the mask. The mask supposedlY was sold by the infamous Aboutaam. Themask may have been traded through the Swiss route. I did receive some photos and additionalinformation of the Swiss storage in the Free Haven territory.Since the Swiss route seems involved this mail to you goes CC to Jean-Robert Gisler of Interpol
Switzerland, as well as to Brent R.
Benjamin, the director of the SLAM, and Frank Brostron and Bonnie Magness Gardiner of Interpol
USA. In Saint Louis I informed Francis G.
Slay (Mayor),Darlene Green (Comptroller), the Police Department of Metropolitan St.Louis, and theSaint Louis Dispatch. All of these may seem to be very big steps to take, but after three mails to thedirector, and just one very insufficient answer I feel forced to try harder to get proper information.At http://www.museum-security.org/ you can see an image of the mask.
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Case: 4:11-cv-00504-HEA Doc. #: 11-2 Filed: 05/04/11 Page: 1 of 2 PageID #: 72

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