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Wooden headrest of Hetepheres I (modern reconstruction; gold and electrum ancient); top gold-plated, base covered with electrum.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_6425
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Furniture
  • Findspot
    G 7000 X
  • Material
    Wood (modern), gold, electrum
  • Dimensions
    H 20.1 x D 8.9 x W 18.6 cm; 636 g
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_53262
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/10096
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu
  • Owner
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1925. 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; Hetepheres; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_53262; EMC_SR_1.10096

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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.