Bracelet fragments

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
2575–2528 B.C.

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


Outer diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, lapis lazuli, tourquoise, carnelian

On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 108)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Bracelets and armlets

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition