About this object

Cartonnage head from a mummified falcon. Details painted in white, pink and black. The mask was X-rayed and CT imaged at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on 19th April 2016 as part of the University of Manchester’s Animal Bio Bank Project.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    332 - 30 BC
  • Materials
    Paint; Cartonnage
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 2, Temporary Exhibition Space
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Rev. Greville John Chester, 1878
  • Collector
    John Greville Rev Chester
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    x 50 mm x 70 mm
  • Related people
    John Greville Rev Chester (Collector, previous owner)

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  • Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed

    Start date: 2015-10-08
    End date: 2015-10-08
    Description: This fascinating exhibition explores ancient Egyptian animal mummies, prepared in their millions as votive offerings to the gods. Discover the background behind this religious practice in the context of life in ancient Egypt and the environment in which the animals lived. Featuring mummified specimens such as jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds, the exhibition will also include a recreation of a subterranean animal catacomb, creating an immersive and atmospheric experience. Using animal mummies from a variety of UK collections, the exhibition will also look at the use of science, such as CT imaging, to learn more about the subject. World Museum has worked on this exhibition in partnership with Manchester Museum, Glasgow Museums and The University of Manchester. The touring exhibition will be hosted at three cities - Manchester: 8 October 2015 2016 - 17 April 2016 Glasgow: May 2016 - June 2016 Liverpool:14 October 2016 - 26 February 2017


Previous owners

  • John Greville Rev Chester

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1878-08-30
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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