Butterfly inlays from a silver bracelet
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Hetepheres (G 7000 X)
Height x width x length: 0.3 x 7 x 15.5 cm (mounted) (1/8 x 2 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Turquoise, lapis lazuli, and carnelian
Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)
Inlays, representing two butterflies and one round dot, of turquoise, lapis lazuli, and carnelian, from the silver bracelets of Queen Hetepheres, made up from left-over pieces and mounted.
From Giza, tomb of Hetepheres (G 7000 X). 1926: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1947: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1947)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition