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
Egypt: Old Kingdom Gallery (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