The Atkinson Museum, Southport

Visited on the 25th November 2014

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Address: Lord St, Southport PR8 1DB

Telephone: 01704 533333

Opening Hours:  Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 11am – 3pm

1 006 013 13 (1) 13 (2) 13 (3)

http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/

A stunning collection of Egyptian artefacts dating back 5,000 years has been revealed to the public after being hidden away in storage for 40 years.

Sefton’s Egyptian collection is so well preserved and original in content the collection belonged to female adventurer Anne Goodison who collected it in the late 1800s. It comprises 1,000 pieces, collected on trips to Egypt before the tomb of Tutankhamen was even discovered. It was housed in her own museum room at the family home, Beach Lawn, on the Waterloo beachfront near Crosby.

After her demise in 1906 aged 61, her husband had no interest in the collection and sold it to a local man,  Mr T. Davies, who donated it to Bootle Museum and Gallery. When the building closed in the 1970s it was transferred to The Atkinson where it has been kept in storage until now.

Full Collection details; http://www.cornucopia.org.uk/html/search/verb/GetRecord/7350

Split into four areas on one floor the collection starts with:

Ritual: Religion and Magic were the key part of life.

Wooden Coffin Lid from Thebes (25th or 26th Dynasty) 3rd Intermediate Period

043 044 44 (1) 44 (2) 045 45 (1) 45 (2) 45 (5) 45

The Mummy of Nes-Amun (Thebes) 21st Dynasty, 3rd Intermediate Period and above the mummy a Bead Network with Scarab Amulet, 22nd Dynasty

059 59 (1) 59 (2) 59 (3) 59 (3.1) 59

Canopic Jar Lids 18th and 20th Dynasty New Kingdom

164 165 166

Funerary Cone from Tomb of Mery, Thebes, 18th Dynasty and a pair of painted cartonnage sandals from coffin, Ptolemaic Perion 300BC

063 59 (5)

Wooden statue of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, Late Period 700BC

59 (4.1) 59 (4)

Cat and Bird Mummies

099 100 101 102

Coffin Side 3rd Intermediate Period, unnamed woman called Lady of the House, Singer of Amun.

026 26 (1) 26 (2) 26 (4) 26 (4.1)

Wooden Panel, 21st Dynasty

047 048

Limestone Statue of Seated Couple, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty

066 66 (1) 66 (2)

Shabtis

051 052 053 054 055 056 057 058

Faience and Statues of Gods, Beadwork and Amulets

049 050 068 069 070 071 072 073 074 075 076 077 080 081 082 083 084 085 086 088 089 090 091 092 093 094 095 096 097 098

Communication: Egyptian Writing, seals, ostraca and Stela

015 18 (1) 18 (2) 18 (3) 18 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 034108 109 110 113 115 116 117 118

Beauty: Egyptian Jewellry and Makeup material, including glass bottles

120 121 122 123 124 (2) 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132123

Everyday Life: Everyday items including Sandals, Toys, Baskets and Wooden Headrest

133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 158 159 160 161

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