About this object

Ta-enty’s small undecorated tomb was just big enough to hold her mummy nested inside two coffins. The trough of her inner coffin is brightly painted. The central area is dominated by a painting of a large djed-pillar from the top of which issue two arms holding the sun's disc over an ankh sign.

Ta-enty's intact tomb was found during John Garstang's excavations at Kostamneh (Nubia) in 1906. The rock cut tomb was given the number 200K. II 06. It is now lost beneath the waters of Lake Nasser. John Garstang describes the discovery in his handwritten report to the excavation committee: “To the north of the chief necropolis were a few tombs of pure Egyptian character of the New Empire, probably the graves of the officials concerned in the governing of this site. The above shows the door of the tomb built up with stones: upon removing these there was seen the rather good mummy case of one “Antï”, and excellent mummy within which has not bee disturbed in any way. Date about XX Dyn.”

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Kostamneh
  • Date made
    1069 - 664 BC
  • Materials
    Wood and Pigment
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr. Theodore Davis
  • Collector
    Theodore M Davis
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Kostamneh
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    142 mm x 464 mm x 1794 mm x 12 kg
  • Related people
    Theodore M Davis ( Collector, previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

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Publications

  • Catalogue of Exhbition of Egyptian Antiquities

    Author:
    Publisher: Institute of Archaeology, University of Liverpool
    Date: 1906
    Description: Catalogue of Exhbition of Egyptian Antiquities Inaugrated July 10th, 1906, by the Right Hon. The Earl of Derby, K.G., G.C.B., LL.D. Held by Courtesy of the Chairman of the Museums Committee and the Director of the Museums in the Upper Transept of the Lord Derby Museum, Public Museums, Liverpool. July 10th - 26th, 1906.

  • Egyptian Treasures in Europe volume 4: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool

    Andrea Davies; Dirk van der Plas (ed)

    Author: Andrea Davies; Dirk van der Plas (ed)
    Publisher: Utrecht University
    Date: 2001
    Description: CD ROM with 1500 objects from World Museum's Egyptian collection, including some destroyed in World War Two. This is now available online: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/default.aspx

Ownership

Previous owners

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