Henry Bergman Defends Art Dealer as Questions Arise about Egyptian Mask

February 15, 2006

Bergman affirms dealer's integrity in sale of ancient artifact

St. Louis Riverfront Times

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Henry J. Bergman defended Phoenix Ancient Art as questions arose about the legality of its sale of an ancient Egyptian mask to the St. Louis Art Museum.  Concerning the owners of Phoenix, Bergman is quoted as saying:

"I understand that the sale of the mask was handled almost entirely by their late father about ten years ago," confirms Henry Bergman, an attorney for Phoenix Ancient Art. "So for all intents and purposes the only thing of substance anyone at Phoenix can tell you today about the transaction is old news based on what is in the company's files. Of course, no matter what the circumstance Phoenix stands behind what it sells and fully honors its warranties."