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Frame for canopy of Queen Hetepheres I; consists of ten pillars, with cross-beams and corner-posts; two of the taller inscribed with the names and titles of King Snefru. The wood and copper fittings are restorations.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_6372
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Furniture
  • Findspot
    G 7000 X
  • Material
    Wood (modern), ebony; gold; copper (modern)
  • Dimensions
    222.5 x 256.6 x 311.2 cm; 1059000 g
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_57711
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/10073
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Owner
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Attested
    Snefru
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1925. Restored 1930-1932. 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_JE_57711; EMC_SR_1.10073

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Full Bibliography

  • 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 20

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.
  • Snefru

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks First king of Dynasty 4. Father of Khufu.

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.