Thursday, January 8, 2009
Queen Hetepheres Chair
Queen Hetepheres, the mother of Khufu and the wife of Sneferu, was one of the most powerful women of ancient world. The inscriptions give names and epithets of the Queen as "Mother of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt....the real Daughter of the God, Hetepheres."
Sedan chairs were the preferred mode of transportation for the well off who sat upon them with knees drawn up to the chest, fan in hand, and a thick cushion for support and comfort. From this perch, they were able to survey the world as they were carried to their destinations .