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Warrington, Municipal Museum

Current name(s) of destination(s): 
Warrington, Museum and Art Gallery
Country: 
Destination category: 
Institution
Institutional history: 

The Museum and the Library originally opened in 1848 as the first rate-supported library in the UK, before moving to their current premises in 1858. The art galleries were subsequently added in 1877 and 1931.

Notes on distribution: 
A list of objects from Warrington Museum is provided below. According to the Egypt Exploration Society's distribution lists the following were allocated to "Warrington Municipal Museum":
 
Petrie (Abydos Royal Tombs I), 1899-1900 (sent 1900)
 
Selection of pottery, prehistoric
Slate palettes
Mirrorm 12th Dynasty
Scarabs D 29 b
2 glazed scarabs
Stone scarab
Bronze razor
Bronze kohl stick
Female figure, limestone
Glazed beads D.16
2 ushabtis D.48
Serpentine kohl pot, 12th Dynasty
Alabaster kohl pot, marble lid
Piece of porphyry bowl, prehistoric
3 masks & 2 hands from wooden coffin
3 feathers of wood
24 ushabtis
 
Naville, Deir el Bahri 1904-05  (sent 1905)
 
Mummy case, 20-21st Dynasty
Glazes
2 globular blue beads
4 fragments blue glaze
2 scarabs
1 eye scarab
2 oboids?
Small green glaze Hathor head
Rosettes
Bronze plaque with cow in relief
Plaque, Thutmoses III
2 blue glaze plaques
Straw beads
 
Sent June 1911
Coloured relief from Mentuhetep  temple
Deir el Bahari, 11th Dynast
Ptolemaic or Roman pottery
Naupratis or Daphnae
 
1913-14:
2 combs
Lamp
Sandal
Slipper 
Rags
Glass frogs
Baluster
Die
Decorated bone
Kohl stick
Fragment of bone bracelet
Copper ring
Wooden cover
Blue woollen sock for child
Reed pen
Copper implement
Cut leather shoe ornament
Pierced wood ornament
Beads
Copper bracelet
Spindle whorl 
Abydos
Ibis
 

According to the documentation access officer, Craig Sherwood, in 2012, the museum has "in the region of 203 objects or groups of objects from the EEF during that time. This breaks down into 6 separate deposits:

- In 1887 a group of 38 objects (or groups of objects) were deposited with us on the 12th December via EES founder Miss Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards. They came from various sites/excavations including Nebesha, San-el-Hagar, Tell el-Maskhuta and the temple at Tell Karmus,

- In 1888 a group of 17 objects (or groups of objects) were deposited with us by the Egypt Exploration Fund on 17th May. They came from various sites/excavations including Tell el Yahudiyeh, Tell Dafana and Naukratis.

- In 1900 the largest group of 107 objects (or groups of objects) were deposited with us by the Egypt Exploration Fund on 3rd October. These came from excavations at Abydos between 1899 and 1900.

- In 1905 a group of 15 objects (or groups of objects) were deposited with us by the Egypt Exploration Fund on 8th August. These came from excavations at the Temple of Montuhotep, Deir-el-Bahari.

- In 1911 a group of 2 objects (or groups of objects) were deposited with us by the Egypt Exploration Fund on 7th June. These came from excavations at Naukratis, Tell Dafana and the Temple of Montuhotep at Deir-el-Bahari.

- In 1914 the final deposit of 24 objects (or groups of objects) were deposited with us by the Egypt Exploration Fund on 7th August. These came from excavations at Abydos and Antinoe.

As far as I know we have received no deposits from the British School of Archaeology in Egypt - all the above deposits are attributed to the EEF.

.... I have to note, with regret, that I see from my records that some of the objects listed have not been located in any recent audits. Presumably some have been discarded through deteriorating condition or have been misidentified or simply lost."

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