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Carrying chair 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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Provenance

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 Khufu, 2551–2528 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 52 x 53.5 x 207.5 cm (20 1/2 x 21 1/16 x 81 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.874

Medium or Technique

Wood, ebony, gilded copper, and gold plated copper electrotypes

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Reproductions