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The provenance of the Canterbury Museum mummies



The provenance of the Canterbury Museum mummies



Records of the Canterbury Museum 20: 15-19



As part of a research project focussed oil the Egyptian mummy Tash pen Khonsu (EA1989.13) a complete re-evaluation of the details surrounding provenance and acquisition by Canterbury Musuem in 1888 of two mummies was carried out. A number of fundamental problems with the existing museum records were identified and all known related documents were located and re-examined. this process has now finally established where, when and how each of the mummies was obtained.

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