Theodore M Davis

American lawyer, businessman and benefactor; Collector of Antiquities.

Theodore Davis first visited Egypt in 1899 and was introduced to Percy Newberry, who interested him in Egyptology. He used his wealth to finance archaeological expeditions, in particular in the Valley of the Kings. He financed excavations by Percy Newberry and others from 1903 to 1912. He sponsored one season of John Garstang's excavations in Egypt and in return received artefacts from Abydos and Koshtamneh (Nubia), some of which (including an intact burial) he donated to World Museum and the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

For his obituary see Journal of Egyptian Archaeology volume 2 (1915) p. 251.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker, Previous owner
  • Nationality
    American
  • Born
    1837-05-07
  • Place of birth
    Americas: Northern America: United States of America [USA]: New York State: Otsego County: Springfield
  • Died
    1915-02-15
  • Place of death
    Americas: Northern America: United States of America [USA]: Florida: Miami
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded

1 item(s) from the Ancient Egypt collection related to Theodore M Davis

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