Changing environmental conditions impact artefacts in the Abbey Museum collection. Objects made from metal, pottery, paper, fabrics, painted objects and wood being some of the most vulnerable. Abbey Museum staff annually review the most vulnerable in the collection to assess conservation requirements.
This incredible ancient Egyptian painted panel from a coffin is in desperate need of conservation; the paint is starting to bubble and flake off.
It is from the Late Period dating c 1075 – 332 BC and depicts the goddess Isis holding an ankh and wearing the solar disk between the horns of Hathor. The jackal and falcon-headed deities painted on either side represent two of the four sons of Horus who were charged with the keeping of the Canopic jars. This artefact will be sent to the Grimwade Conservation Services in North Melbourne for restoration once the required cost of $3,500 is raised.
You can help protect this exceptional Ancient Egyptian artefact for future generations! Thank you!