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Fragments of silver bracelet with butterfly inlays in turquoise, lapis lazuli, and carnelian; roughly one-third preserved.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Bracelets, armlets, anklets
  • Findspot
    G 7000 X, Hetepheres I
  • Material
    Silver, lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian
  • Dimensions
    Outer diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru - reign of Khufu
  • Date of Register Entry
    2575–2528 B.C.
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1947: gift of the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: January 1, 1947)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • No author. The Tomb of Queen Hetep-heres. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, no date, pp. 8-9.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom in Egypt," The Cambridge Ancient History, rev. ed. of vols. I & II, Cambridge University Press, 1962, p. 26.

Photos 2