Lecture in Carlisle: Behind the Gilded Mask of Sheri-ankh

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust presents:

Behind the Gilded Mask of Sheri-ankh: The life and death of an Egyptian woman in the First Millennium BC.


Wednesday 23rd May at 2pm


Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust is proud to present an afternoon lecture with Dr. Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and the Sudan from The Manchester Museum. 

Dr. Price will share his knowledge of Egyptian culture during the First Millennium BC and in particular, Sheri-ankh, an Egyptian mummy and coffin currently on loan to Tullie House from The Manchester Museum.

Sheri-ankh, the mummy of a woman in her early 20s, and her coffin are one of the highlights within ‘Secret Egypt’, a major exhibition currently on show at Tullie House, examining popular modern ideas about the ancient Egyptians
Sheri-ankh lived between 600 and 300 BC. But what evidence is there for Sheri-ankh’s life and times? Using both the hieroglyphic inscriptions on her coffin and archaeological evidence for Egyptian burial customs, Dr. Price will investigate if it is possible to reconstruct some aspects of her life, religious beliefs and expectations after death. Sheri-ankh is not only a museum exhibit, but a human being with a story to tell.

More information can be found at the Tullie House website.


Filed under Egypt events, Egyptian mummies

2 responses to “Lecture in Carlisle: Behind the Gilded Mask of Sheri-ankh

  1. Chrhis simons

    Would love to hear this lecture as Secret egypt was my sons concept and was first shown at the “Herbert museum” in coventry with a different mummy very kindly lent by Msnchester Her name was Peranbast and she died in her sixtys she was a chantress in the temple she has a very lovely painted coffin. She was found buries with a younger man. I think she might have been twentyieth dynasty, my appologies if Im wrong chris

  2. Campbell@Manchester

    Yes, you’re right. Perenbast was judged to have done too much travelling of late by our conservators, so we sent Sheri-ankh to the Carlisle leg of Secret Egypt exhibition instead. I’m really looking forward to seeing the exhibition!

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