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Copy of arm chair "B" (falcon chair) from tomb of Hetepheres I


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard Semitic Museum
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Findspot
    G 7000 X (original). Reproduction made by Giza Project at Harvard.
  • Material
    Wood, gold, faience
  • Credit Line
    Harvard Semitic Museum
  • Object Ownership Information
    Harvard Semitic Museum
  • Period
  • Institution
    Giza Project at Harvard
  • Attested
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Object owned by
    Harvard Semitic Museum
  • Notes
    This is a reproduction of an object excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Old Kingdom (original), Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
  • Remarks
    Arm chair: original fragments (not reconstructed) in collection of Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM_6191); copy in collection of Harvard Semitic Museum (HSM_2015.2.1).

Tombs and Monuments 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), pp. 1-46.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Attested
    • 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.

Institutions 2

  • Giza Project at Harvard

    • Type Institution
    • Remarks Giza Project at Harvard University, active 2011-present. Formerly Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2000-2011.
  • Harvard Semitic Museum

    • Type Object owned by