Mummies in Connecticut (3)
820 Main Street
1 unidentified female mummy in the coffin of Pa-Ib, in Bridgeport since 1890's
Female, 30-40 years of age.
mummy from Yale's mummy-mania exhibit
Video: Quinnipiac Mummy Experts Explore Barnum Museum's 4000 Year Old Mummy
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
The Met calls in their 50 year loan of "Mummy Dearest."
And in her place General Ossinumphneferu arrives from the Carlos
New Haven (2)
Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520-8118
One of 3 institutions housing mummies founded by the father of modern philanthropy, George Peabody.
Secrets of the Mummies Revealed
Judge Victor C. Barringer's collection of roughly a thousand ancient Egyptian objects was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum in 1884. In 1888 the collection moved to the Peabody Museum. Judge Barringer was the first American to sit on the Court of Appeals of the Mixed Tribunals in Alexandria, Egypt. He was nominated by President Grant and appointed by the Egyptian government. It was while acting as probate court judge in Egypt in the 1870's that he assembled his collection of Egyptian antiquities. The collection was purchased for the museum by William Phelps (B.S. 1868) and Othniel C. Marsh (B.S. 1860) and thus the Peabody Egyptian collection was born.
The collection again grew in the early 1900's with objects from excavations under the auspices of the Egypt Exploration Fund (now the Egyptian Exploration Society) at Abydos, Deir-el-Bahri and Oxyrhynchus.
More recent acquisitions have come from the the Yale-Pennsylvania Expedition to Abydos and Nubia, with William Kelly Simpson as Yale's co-director.
The Peabody's Ancient Egyptian Holdings now number about 5000 objects. The following entries are a result of an online search of the collections. A late period Burial (Dyn 27-31) and a predynastic burial are part of the 300 objects which are viewable as part of an exhibit called "The Past Rediscovered: Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt" installed in 1983.
YPM 203076 A mummy hand. Egypt. [ NOTE: Probably New Kingdom to Late Period, L. 20 cm. ] Locality: Egypt. Other attributes: bone; miscellaneous.
YPM PA04675 Mummy head. Egypt. Locality: Egypt.
YPM PA00005 Mummy of a female Egyptian of the Nilotic Race(during Neolithic Period) in crouched position, lying on left side -- fragments of brown cloth adhere to dried (naturally dried) flesh. It is lying on a mat made of brown reeds. Dolichocephalic crania. The first finger joints of the left hand are missing. Complete right is present though detached from arm at wrist. (Specimen number is on inside of top (head) end of case, the water skin, pots, etc. found with the mummy are in the General Catalogue under 's 54659-54666). near Kift, Egypt. Locality: Egypt. Qift, Koptos.
YPM 6943 Mummy of adult hand. Egypt. [ NOTE: Linen wrapped embalmed human hand. New Kingdom to Late Period. Total l. 18.2 cm. ] Locality: Egypt. Other attributes: miscellaneous.
YPM 6942 Mummy of child, enclosed in cartonnage. Egypt. [ NOTE: Mummified body of a child placed within a linen shroud. The facial area has been modeled in plaster and painted. There is also painted decoration on the shroud imitating details of costume and hands. Total length 76 cm. ] Locality: Egypt. Provenance: Greco-Roman. Other attributes: miscellaneous.
YPM PA04745 Mummy. At one time said to have been Rha, the cook of Rameses II. From temple at Deir-el-Bahari, Egypt. Egyptian. Locality: Egypt. Deir el-Bahari.