About this object

Mummified woman within a coffin inscribed with the name Ta-ini. The outer wrappings are still in place although somewhat discoloured. The hands are separately wrapped and resting on the thighs. The wrapped head is now detached from the rest of the body. The mummy and coffin formed part of the group presented to the Prince of Wales during his visit to Egypt in 1868-9 (Birch, 1870). The coffin and mummy were later given to the Museum of the Literary and Scientific Institution, Huntingdon. In 1928 they were transferred to New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, on permanent loan; and in 1955 transferred to Liverpool.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Textile; Human Body-Part
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Transferred from New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
  • Collector
    HM King Edward VII
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Luxor
  • Date collected
    1869-03
  • Measurements
    1590 mm
  • Note
    Information provided by Cynthia May Sheikholeslami of the American University in Cairo (11 June 2012): "Coffins and mummies in Birch's checklist were later distributed by Edward, Prince of Wales, to various institutions and individuals, and it would appear that both the coffins and mummies of Ta-ini and Pa-nesut-tawy were given to Oliver Montagu, of the Royal Horse Guards, who accompanied the Prince and Princess of Wales to Egypt in 1869, who later gave them to the Huntington [Literary and Scientific Institution]".
  • Related people
    HM King Edward VII ( Collector, previous owner); Huntington Literary and Scientific Institution ( Previous owner); Oliver George Paulet Montagu ( Previous owner); New Walk Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • 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).

  • 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

  • HM King Edward VII

    Owned from: 1869
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Gifted to Oliver Montagu
  • Oliver George Paulet Montagu

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Donated to Huntington Literary and Scientific Institution
  • Huntington Literary and Scientific Institution

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Donation from Oliver Montagu
    Owned until: 1928
    Disposal method: Transferred to New Walk Museum
  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1928
    How acquired: Transfer from New Walk Museum
    Owned until: 1955
    Disposal method: Transferred to Liverpool
Object view = Humanities
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