About this object

Cutting from a mummy bandage. Finely woven, thin and cream in colour (date uncertain but probably New Kingdom or later). Folded in two and pinned to a sheet of paper with the following handwritten text in ink: "This piece of bandage taken off a mummy buried [?] 2000, years before Christ". Paper now broken across the fold. According to the donor it has been in the Goulder family since the early 1800s and was owned by his great grandfather, John Gorsuch who lived at Litherland Park. In the 19th and early 20th century mummies were sometimes unwrapped before an audience. It was popular to distribute cuttings of the bandages to those who had gathered to see the spectacle.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom; Third Intermediate Period; Late Period; Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 30 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Presented by Albert Gorsuch Goulder, 2009
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1900 before
  • Measurements
    143 mm x 96 mm x .1 mm
  • Related people
    Albert Gorsuch Goulder ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Albert Gorsuch Goulder

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 2009
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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