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Curtain box 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 7000 X (original). Reproduction commissioned by the MFA and made by Cairo conservator Ahmed Youssef, 1939. (Accession Date: October 11, 1939)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu, 2575–2551 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width x length: 18.5 x 21.5 x 157.5 cm (7 5/16 x 8 7/16 x 62 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, gold, copper, silver, faience, ebony


The Ancient World