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Curtain box of Queen Hetepheres I; woodwork entirely restored.


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    G 7000 X
  • Material
    Wood (modern), gold, inlay
  • Dimensions
    22.5 x 22.4 x 157.8 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu
  • Owner
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Conservator
    Ahmed Yusef Mustapha (Effendi)
  • 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_72030; EMC_SR_1.10097

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Manuelian, Peter Der. " The Lost Throne of Queen Hetepheres from Giza: An Archaeological Experiment in Visualization and Fabrication."Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 53 (2017), p. 4.

People 3

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

  • Ahmed Yusef Mustapha (Effendi)

    • Type Conservator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Chief restorer of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities at the Cairo Museum. Restorer of Hetepheres' furniture and Khufu's boat.
  • 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.