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Thacker Gallery Ancient Egypt

This gallery is home to the highlights of our Ancient Egyptian collection. It is named after the man responsible for founding the Oriental Museum, Professor TW Thacker.

The Ancient Egyptian collection holds 'Designated Status' on the basis of its national and international importance and this recently refurbished gallery showcases this amazing collection to its full potential. Every object is a treasure and the new gallery has been designed to showcase the collection with the minimum of intervention, letting the objects speak for themselves.

Statues, jewellery, a sphinx and even a seven foot high granite obelisk are all on display. The world famous ‘servant girl’ statuette is housed here. As one of the few surviving pieces of sculpture to break away from the conventions of the Egyptian artistic style, this uniquely realistic work has fascinated generations of Egyptologists and art historians.