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Headrest 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 Jospeh Gerte, 1929. (Accession Date: January 1, 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 20.5 x 17.2 x 7.8 cm (8 1/16 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1859

Medium or Technique

Wood, silver, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Reproductions