Amy Urlin

Collector of antiquities

Amy Urlin was born in Rustington, Sussex, 1865, daughter of Richard Denny Urlin and Mary Addis. Her younger sister Hilda Petrie was married to the archaeologist William Matthew Flinders Petrie. She assisted W. M. F. Petrie on his excavation of the cemetery at Abydos in 1901. This may have been the chief source of antiquities in her collection (either through division of finds, or through purchase whilst in Egypt). Some of her antiquities collection was placed on loan to Glasgow Art Gallery & Museums in November 1912.

For some time Amy was a school manager ( information from 1911 census) and was involved with different charitable works. She was a committee member of the Egyptian Research Students' Account. Amy built a small collection of Egyptian antiquities which after her death she left to her friend Mrs Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne who later sold the collection to Liverpool Museum in 1944.

See the Egypt Exploration Society's website for more images of her working with the Petries in Egypt:
  • Gender
  • Relationship
    Collector, Previous owner
  • Nationality
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Sussex: Rustington
  • Died
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London: Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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