About this object

The mummy of Ta-enty was X-rayed in 1967 and CT-scanned on 11 March 2017. The wear on the tooth crowns indicates that Ta-enty was of at least middle age when she died - 30 years old was the typical life expectancy for adult females. Her mummy was wrapped in linen cloth that had previously been used as clothing or bed sheets. CT scans have shown that after mummification her skull was crushed and dislodged teeth scattered in her body. Damage like this is unusual and we are uncertain when it occurred.

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
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Kostamneh
  • Date made
    1069 - 664 BC
  • Materials
    Body-Part Human; Textile
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr. Theodore Davis, 1907
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Kostamneh
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    230 mm x 350 mm x 1690 mm x 17 kg
  • Related people
    Theodore M Davis ( Collector, previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

Explore related


  • Catalogue of Exhbition of Egyptian Antiquities

    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 Mummies in the City of Liverpool Museums

    Gray, Peter; Slow, Dorothy

    Author: Gray, Peter; Slow, Dorothy
    Publisher: Liverpool Corporation
    Date: 1968
    Description: Results of 1967 X Rays of the mummies in Liverpool Museum (now World Museum).


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
Found media!
Have 20 place tagsPage load time: 93 ms