Because of its links with the cotton trade, Bolton's Museums have always had strong Egyptology collections. The current collection houses many objects spanning thousands of years of Egyptian culture, ranging from jewellery and everyday items right up to mummies and granite columns from ancient temples.
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Temple column fragments of Rameses II
With a group of other columns, these fragments formed a portico for the front of a temple to the god Herishef.View columns
Roman gilded mummy mask
This mask would have covered the head of the mummy of a Roman Egyptian woman.View mummy mask
Ramesside Male Mummy and Coffin
This coffin belonged to a chantress of Amun named Tayuhenet.View coffin
Coffin and Cartonnage Set
This mummy case and coffin belonged to the lady of the house, Takenmes.View coffin
False door stela of Sennedjsui, son of Mereri
Egyptians placed false doors in tomb chapels. They were doors to the afterlife where people could leave offerings for the deceased.View stela
This ivory handle, probably for a mirror, is carved in the form of a beautiful woman.view mirror handle
Figure of Isis and Horus
This figure represents the goddess Isis nursing her son the god Horus
Reconstructed Bag Tunic
This ancient strip of fine linen is mounted on a modern replica bag tunic.
Fragment of Royal Linen
This piece of linen was part of the bandages wrapping the mummy of Thutmose III
Coptic weaving became famous throughout the Mediterranean region for the quality of the weave and the intricate patterns.