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Manitoba Museum Selling Off Giant Sarcophagus

March 17, 2014 11:09 AM | Entertainment

Sarcophagus - Manitoba Museum

Artists Anne Armit and Kim Forrest, along with Peer Hargraves from Sputnik Architecture, in front of the sarcophagus at the Manitoba Museum on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Have room for a four-metre high sarcophagus in your front yard?

The Manitoba Museum is selling off the statue to the highest bidder as one of its exhibits winds down.

Wrapped: The Mummy of Pesed” comes to a close on April 6. The museum commissioned local artists Anne Armit and Kim Forrest, with help from Sputnik Architecture, to create the statue and install it on the museum’s plaza last October.

The decorative sarcophagus also made it through the city’s nastiest winter in 75 years without any signs of deterioration.

The actual production cost of the sarcophagus was $12,000, but the minimal opening reserve bid is $2,000. Anyone interested can e-mail gklassen@manitobamuseum.ca.