Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University

Current name(s) of destination(s): 
Baltimore, MD, The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, John Hopkins University
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Institutional history: 

The museum at Johns Hopkins was established in 1882 with the intention of using ancient objects in teaching Greece, Rome, and the Near East. In 1884, a collection of Egyptian objects was donated by a local collector, Colonel Mendes Israel Cohen. A large number of objects from the Egypt Exploration Funds excavations from 1905-18 were acquired on behalf of the Museum by James Teackle Dennis, a Baltimore native who volunteered on Naville's Egypt Exploration Fund excavations at Deir el Bahri. 

Notes on distribution: 

According to the Egypt Exploration Society distribution register the following were allocated to John Hopkins:

Naville             1905-06           sent 1906
Deir el Bahri
Crocodile catching fish              XI
Hen hieroglyph
1906-07           sent 1907
Roman mummy
2 fragments of stele
Do. Fine hieroglyphs
2 large graffiti
Fragment of inscription
Fragment of stelae
To show the method of cutting - a fragment of sort wood

El Mahasna (predynastic)
H5G (cat.p.9) stone vase
2 flints
Large vase
Small vase
H40 flint & vase
H16 pottery vase
H13 Do
H20 Do
And 2 odd pottery vases
H odd

4 alabaster vases
Large carnelian bead                                      VI
Stone vase
Kohl pot with name of Amenhotep on base    XVIII
Ovoid glazed inscribed
F75 pottery vase
XFI                                         VI
Large Persian vase

Peet 1912-13
2 ibises, egg & pear pot
Burial pot & small accompanying pot (case 19)  IV

The Myers collection from Eton College is currently being studied and catalogued both at John Hopkins and the University of Birmingham. 

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