Sarcophagus Rises at Manitoba Museum

Sarcophagus Rises at Manitoba Museum

Sarcophagus - Manitoba Museum
Artists Kim Forrest and Anne Armit, along with Peter Hargraves from Sputnik Architecture, in front of the recently-installed sarcophagus at the Manitoba Museum on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. The four-metre high sculpture is to promote the upcoming exhibit, ‘WRAPPED: The Mummy of Pesed.’ (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

The Manitoba MuseumA four-metre high sarcophagus was put up in front of the Manitoba Museum on Tuesday.

Created by local artists Anne Armit and Kim Forrest, with help from Sputnik Architecture, the installation will sit in the museum’s courtyard to greet visitors during the upcoming exhibit, WRAPPED: The Mummy of Pesed.

The sarcophagus — Greek for a funeral receptacle commonly carved in stone — can be seen on Main Street between the museum and the Planetarium.

The exhibit will run October 25 to April 6, 2014.

— Staff