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Details

  • Format
    Bulletin
  • Language
    ENGLISH
  • Year Published
    1932
  • Number of Pages
    5
  • Citation Text
    Reisner, George A. "The Bed Canopy of the Mother of Cheops." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 30, no. 180 (August 1932), pp. 56-60.
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Individual - Modern
    Alfred Lucas, British, 1867–1945
    Bernard Rice
    W. A. Stewart
  • Individual - Ancient
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Publisher
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tombs and Monuments 1

Finds 4

People 5

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • 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

  • Alfred Lucas

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1945
    • Remarks Chemist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Bernard Rice

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks A primary participant in the reconstruction of the Hetepheres I bed canopy from G 7000 X. cf. Reisner, George A. "The Bed Canopy of the Mother of Cheops." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 30, no. 180 (August 1932), p. 57.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • 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.
  • W. A. Stewart

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Conservator who assisted with objects from G 7000 X, Hetepheres, at Harvard Camp, Giza.

Institutions 1