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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

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


Giza, Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, lapis lazuli, tourquoise, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets