Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Major Harry Hartley Southey (1871 - 1917)

A small but interesting collection of Egyptian antiques can be found at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum in Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan. This 1825 property houses a number of collections from different periods and representing several different subjects. The Egyptian display was acquired by Major Harry Hartley Southey, a member of a local newspaper family. His army career took him to Egypt where he was able to acquire a number of objects which were donated by his family after his death. The collection includes small statues, amulets, canopic chests and jars, sections of coffins, head rests and a mummy mask.

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery Site


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