Three small samples of linen mummy wrapping taken from a mummy unwrapped by the director of the Free Public Liverpool Museum (now World Museum) on 30 March 1903. Two pieces are of the same texture and colour; and one other is finer and paler in colour.
According to the Annual Report for 1903 Henry Ogg Forbes, gave a lecture and unwrapped a mummy: “At the lecture of the 30th, the mummy of a lady named Auf-aa of the XXVI. Dynasty (660-590BC) was unwrapped before the audience to illustrate his lecture on ‘The Mummy’. The face was found in a remarkable state of preservation, the hands crossed upon the breast, but the flesh had apparently been removed from the limbs before enswathement of the body. The beautifully manufactured cloth in which it was wrapped, however, had been used for another mummy at a much earlier date.
Three lectures on ‘Egyptian Antiquities’ were also given by the Director of Museums, from 16 to 30 March 1903.