Bracelet fragments

Old Kingdom, dynasty 4, reign of Sneferu–Khufu
2575–2528 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Hetepheres (G 7000 X)


Diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, lapis lazuli, tourquoise, carnelian

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Bracelets and armlets

Fragments of silver bracelet from the tomb of Queen Hetep-heres; roughly one third preserved; with parts of two butterflies inlaid in turquoise, lapis lazuli, and carnelian, and one round carnelian inlay.


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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition