A fight over a 3,200-year-old Egyptian artifact with questionable provenance came to a close last week when the federal government paid $425,000 in attorney fees and costs to Dentons and Husch Blackwell for their work on behalf of the Saint Louis Art Museum, which owns the disputed Mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer.
U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors, representing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, sued the museum in 2011, claiming that the mummy mask was stolen property when it was imported, and that the museum was obligated to return it to Egypt.
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