Mummies in Tennessee
The Frank H. McClung Museum
University of Tennessee Campus
If it has been awhile since you visited the Frank H. McClung Museum, you may have a memory of seeing a mummy there. Don't spend time looking for him, he's long-gone now. He had been on loan from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio who called him back, only to turn around and sell him at a Christie's Auction December 7, 2006. Which prompts the question: What is a mummy worth these days? Well, Djed-Khons-Iwef-Ankh as he was known at the McClung, or Neskhons as he is better known these days brought the hammer down at $1,136,000. He was purchased by Samuel Merrin and Moshe Bronstein of the Merrin Gallery. Neskhons was then sold to a private collector who had him CT-scanned in 2012. He was most recently a part of the exhibition Life and Death in Ancient Egypt at the Museum of Natural Science in Houston. He is an exquisite 21st Dynasty mummy with a beautiful case, and we have Merrin and Bronstein to thank for this amazing collection of Flickr images and descriptive text.
"Lot 26, it is a painted sycamore fig wood sarcophagus and mummy from the Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI, circa 990-940 B.C. The sarcophagus is 74 3/4 inches long and has been consigned by the Western Reserve Historical Society, which was given it by Liberty E. Holden, the publisher of The Plains Dealer in Cleveland who had acquired it from Sheik Mahmud Hassan, an antiquities dealer in Luxor, Egypt, in 1900."
The University of Memphis
Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
1. Coffin and mummy of the priestess of Hathor, Ibui (acquired from MFA Boston, 1976)
2. Irtw-irw: Mummy, Coffin and Cartonnage Set (acquired 1986)