Curator’s Diary, Tuesday 23rd November 2010: Moving Perenbast

This morning the conservators and technicians were on the Afterlife gallery early to remove the mummy and coffin of Perenbast from display to prepare her for loan to the the Secret Egypt exhibition at the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry (February-June 2011: http://www.theherbert.org/index.php/home/news/coming-soon-secret-egypt )

Perenbast and her coffin, an unusual predominantly black, yellow and white design, dating to the 25th Dynasty, have been on display since the mid-eighties. The coffin is far more colourful than I expected, and the designs – protective vignettes and texts – are detailed and finely done. The mask section of the lid in particular, with inlaid eyes, is very beautiful. Here are some images of Perenbast’s coffin taken this morning:

Perenbast coffin mask

Perenbast coffin mask with inlaid eyes

Perenbast detail of coffin lid

Perenbast detail of coffin lid

Perenbast detail of coffin lid, middle section

Perenbast detail of coffin lid, middle section

Perenbast detail from exterior of coffin base

Perenbast detail from exterior of coffin base

Perenbast interior of coffin with the mummy

Perenbast interior of coffin with the mummy

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3 responses to “Curator’s Diary, Tuesday 23rd November 2010: Moving Perenbast

  1. This is absolutely amazing.. i would of loved to have been able to see this in person!

    I would love to see Egypt some day !

  2. nice pictures. really loved it

  3. Chris simons

    I saw Perenbast at Coventry what a pretty mask she has. Lovely coffin many thanks Chris simon s

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