Ancient Egyptian collection

Ancient Egyptian pottery



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A collection of objects acquired during the early 1900s to reflect ancient Egyptian culture. The collection supported the 19th century view that a display of ancient objects reflected a civilised and cultured society.

As part of the 19th century belief that the Ancient Worlds were a window into the past, and also that a display of ancient objects reflected a civilised and cultured society, the Western Australian Museum acquired numerous objects from early 20th century excavations in Egypt. Other objects in the Egyptian collection have been donated or purchased to reflect ancient Egyptian culture. Most artefacts in this collection consist of pottery objects sourced from excavations at Abydos by William Leonard S Loat, and by John Garstang at various locations (e.g. Hierakonpolis [Kom el Ahmar], Esna, Hissayeh). These artefacts were collected between 1906 and 1913. Some mummified items e.g. s anek, were collected by T.S. Henry in the laste 1890s from Thebes. Other material includes stone tools from the Fayum. The Museum also has a small collection of items reflecting the role of ancient Egypt in popular culture.


Ancient Egypt

Ancient history; Antiquities; Archaeology; Artefacts; Collecting; Egyptian history; Excavations (Archaeology); Popular culture; Pottery; Tools

Ancient history; Antiquities; Archaeology; Egyptians; Pottery; Stone tools

John Garstang; T.S. Henry; William Leonard S. Loat


Coverage Spatial

Fayum; Thebes; Hissayeh; Esna; Kom el Ahmar; Hierakonpolis; Abydos; Egypt

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