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Gold and silver foils and faience fragments probably from chair B (falcon chair) and inlaid chest of Queen Hetepheres; kept in 12 boxes.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_6191
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Furniture
  • Findspot
    G 7000 X
  • Material
    Gold, silver, faience
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.1
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.2
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.3
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.4
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.5
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.6
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14605
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14606
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14607
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14608
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14609
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14610
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14599
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14600
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14601
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14602
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14603
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14604
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.7
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.8
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.9
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.10
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.11
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_22.2.60.12
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Owner
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner. EMC_TR_22.2.60.1 = gold ribbed bars; 2 = gold foils and faience; 3 = gold and faience, including four falcons; 4+5 = Min-emblems, etc.; 6 = lid of chest?; 7 = inlays from chest and armchair; 8 = flower-patterns; 9 = gold sheets; 10 = chest and armchair remains; 11 = foil portrait of Hetepheres; 12 = various. A large portion of Special Register section 7 (volumes 13-16) was originally misnumbered, with the object numbers following in sequence from section 1 volume 4; these numbers have thus been given EMC_SR_1 prefixes, despite being recorded in section 7.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Reisner; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_TR_22.2.60.1-12; EMC_SR_1.14599-1461; EMC_SR_1.14610

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 14

People 2

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.