Egyptology collection

James Roberts Ogden

Yorkshire-born jeweller James Roberts Ogden donated a collection of Egyptology ranging from jewellery from Amarna to a gold death mask.

As with Kent, Ogden was friendly with prominent archaeologists of his day, and was one of the specialists working for Howard Carter during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamen during the 1920s.

Ogden examined some of the tomb's gold in his workshop and was even given small samples of Tutankhamen's gold, perfumes and embalming fluids (but I'm afraid we don't have any!).

Ogden gave us:

  • mummy mask
  • bronze cat head
  • wooden coffin fragment with goddess