About this object

Small display box containing locks of plaited and plain dark hair, possibly from a wig though the record card made by Professor Newberry in about 1920 says: "Mummified human head with hair plaited and plain". Now there is only the hair and not the head.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
    Unknown
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown; Roman Period before
  • Materials
    Hair Human
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
  • Note
    Joseph Mayer, Catalogue of the Egyptian Museum, No. VIII, Colquitt Street, Liverpool (Liverpool, 1852) p.13, no. 130
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Catalogue of the Egyptian Museum, No. VII, Colquitt Street, Liverpool

    Mayer, Joseph

    Author: Mayer, Joseph
    Publisher: Joseph Mayer
    Date: 1852
    Description: Joseph Mayer published a catalogue of his collection in 1852, whilst it was at his Egyptian Museum in Colquitt Street. This is before he donated his collection to the Liverpool Free Public Museums in 1867 so his entries do not include the accession numbers that the objects now bear.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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