Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Hetepheres (G 7000 X)
Outer diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silver, lapis lazuli, tourquoise, carnelian
Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)
Fragments of silver bracelets from the tomb of Queen Hetep-heres; roughly one third preserved; with parts of two butterflies inlaid in turquoise, lapis lazuli, and carnelian, and two round carnelian inlays.
From Giza, tomb of Hetepheres (G 7000 X). 1926: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; gift of the Egyptian Government, 1947.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1947)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition