Mummies in Illinois (43)
The Field Museum of Natural History (33)
1400 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605
Reported to have 33 complete mummies and 5 heads. (Thanks to information sent to me by Carter Lupton). When I visited some years ago I counted 21 (including the "natural" Predynastic mummy) along with some mummy parts that were then on view.
S.J. Wolfe's EMINA database generates 41 matches for The Field.
30007 A woman in her 40's with curly hair
11517 Minirdis a boy from the late period*
30005 Chenet-a-a F adult TIP
30025 Pa-di-Amun M child TIP
30000 Djed-iu-Mutes-ankh F adult TIP
30006 Unknown F adult Pt-R: 1st mummy acquired by the Field, 1894
31838 Unknown M adult Late
30002 Udja-ren-es F adult Late
30017 Hori M child Late
31832 Horwa M adult 25**
31842 coffin of Hor-em-akhet F adult Late
30019 2 children in coffin Pt-R
30020 Unknown F adult Pt-R
30009 Unknown F adult Pt-R
30003 Unknown M child Pt-R
30004 Unknown F child Pt-R
30022 Muthetepet F adult Pt
105214 Unknown F adult Pt-R
30008 Unknown F adult Pt-R
111522 Unknown child Pt
30018 Unknown M child Pt-R
31736 Unknown F adult Naq1
Mummy Parts at the Field
1. bandaged foot
2. Partially wrapped feet (111470)
Mummies: Friday, March 16, 2018 to Sunday, April 21, 2019
Opening the Vaults: Mummies, 2012
TIP=Third Intermediate Period (1100-650 B.C.E.)
Pt-R for Ptolemaic-Roman
A number indicates Dynasty
Naq1=Naqada1 A predynastic Period
accession # name sex Age Period
The Oriental Institute Museum (5)
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 USA
(773) 702-9520 - Museum Office
5 Mummies and one predynastic burial
Meresamun (OIM 10797) Third Intermediate Period Dynasty 22, ca. 950 B.C.
Purchased in Egypt, in 1920 by James Henry Breasted, the founder of the Oriental Institute.
The Art Institute of Chicago (2)
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60603-6404
Mummy of Paankhenamun His name means "The one who lives for the god Amun." He was a security guard at the temple of Amun during the early Third Intermediate Period (22nd Dynasty). Beautifully painted cartonnage case. You can take an excellent computerized study tour of the mummy on a terminal around the corner from mummy.
Link: Interpretive Resource, Mummy Case of Paankhenamun
Wenuhotep returned to Art Institute in 2007.
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (1)
Mummy of a 5 year old girl from Hawara. Known as the Hibbard mummy, the mummy with the painted face, or the Hawara Portrait Mummy No. 4. She is currently part of an exhibition at Northwestern University "Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt"
Running from Jan 13, through April 22, 2018.
Thanks to a Particle Accelerator, we can see inside this ancient mummy
This is the mummy that was formerly at the Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.
Naperville Central High School (1)
Mummy of a child, late Ptolemaic. Was donated to the school in the 1940's, and spent many years in an attic in the school until being rediscovered in 1975 by a teacher. It was restored in the 90's at the Oriental Institute, and was featured on an episode of the National Geographic Channel's Mummy Roadshow. Goes by the name of Butch. Said to be the only high school with a mummy, which is highly probable.
Fox 32 Visits NCHS Mummy
Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The World Heritage Museum called a mini-Smithsonian is located on the fourth floor of Lincoln Hall. Its holdings number more than 25,000 objects relating to the past. One of which is the mummy of an unknown child which was acquired by the museum in 1989 from a Chicago antiquities dealer. It has been determined that the child (sex still unknown) was 7-9 years of age at death. He was of mixed race and belonged to the Greco-Roman aristocracy. He dates to the 2nd Century A.D. He lived in the section of North West Egypt called "The Fayum."
Link: Collections search keyword "mummy."