|Hetepheres' restored bedroom furniture.|
Her curtains and bedding vanished in antiquity.
Lower Egypt, the Follower of Horus, She who is in Charge of the Affairs of the [Harem?], the Gracious One whose every Utterance is done for her, Daughter of the God's Body, Hetepheres'.
Her gold-covered jewelry box, helpfully labelled 'box containing rings... Mother of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Hetepheres', held not rings but 20 silver bracelets of varying diameter decorated with inlaid butterflies formed from turquoise, lapis lazuli and carnelian. Contemporary scenes show that this style of bracelet, popular with both men and women, royalty and commoners, was worn several to each arm.
|Detail of Hetepheres' empty curtain box, decorated with the cartouche of her husband, Snefru.|