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Armchair of Queen Hetepheres I (reproduction)

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Those who could afford it equipped their tombs with all the necessities and comforts of life on earth, so that they could continue to enjoy them in the afterlife. For Queen Hetepheres, wife of King Sneferu and mother of King Khufu, these necessities included her entire bedroom suite: her...

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From Giza, tomb G 7000 X (original). Reproduction commissioned for the MFA and made by Boston cabinetmaker Joseph Gerte, 1938. (Accession Date: May 1, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith and Group of Friends

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


Giza, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 79.5 x 70.7 x 66 cm (31 5/16 x 27 13/16 x 26 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, gold, copper, silver, leather, faience, ebony


The Ancient World