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Friday, December 24, 1915 (continued)

(1) G 4410 chapel
Finished street to north wall of offering chapel of G 4410. Nearly finished rooms O 1 (hard debris nearly to top of walls) and O 2 (drift sand) quite modern, to within 10 cm of top of S 1. In S 2, drift sand. S 1 was a low mud brick serdab (height about 40 cm), originally roofed with stone slabs. In this was a small seated statuette (in south end), three fragments of another and a pottery bowl.

1) Seated statuette of [GLYPHS] [Nishepsesnisut] [15-12-46]. Limestone height about 38 cm. Paint gone (mostly).
2) Seated statuette of [GLYPHS] [Izeziankh] [15-12-47] in three pieces. Face damaged. Height about 17 cm.
3) Pottery bowl [15-12-48].

(2) G 4410
Pit G 4410 A down 14.5 meters, stones.

Saturday, December 25, 1915
day 56

Last night, N.B. Stewart and Paul Knabenshue called. N. Stewart and I talked until about 1 a.m.

Work on
(1) offering chapel of G 4410
(2) debris to south of same
(3) G 4410 A and
(4) back of G 4513

(1) G 4410 chapel
Finished offering chamber G 4410. S 2 filled with drift sand (see map on page 17).

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    12/24/1915; 12/25/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    N. B. Stewart
    Paul Knabenshue
    Izeziankh (in G 4410)
    Nishepsesnisut (in G 4410)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4410

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4513

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 5

Ancient People

  • Izeziankh (in G 4410)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone seated statue (15-12-47 = MFA 21.353a-c) inscribed for Izeziankh; found in G 4410 serdab 1 (possibly intrusive).
  • Nishepsesnisut (in G 4410)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone seated statue (15-12-46 = MFA 21.352) inscribed for Nishepsesnisut, identified as [Hm-kA jmj-r sSr] ka-priest, overseer of linen; found in G 4410 serdab 1 (possibly intrusive). May be same individual as Nishepsesnisut (identified as [jr-ant Hm-kA] manicurist, ka-priest) depicted on north door jamb of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186) in G 4411, and named on limestone lintel fragment (14-3-21 = MFA 14.1453) found displaced in G 4521, probably G 4522 chapel, mastaba of origin unknown. However, since inscribed lintel fragment suggests existence of tomb owned by Nishepsesnisut, why was his statue placed in a secondary(?) serdab constructed in G 4410 chapel. Perhaps Nishepsesnisut actually is owner of G 4410 (like Tetu, who also appears in G 4411, is probably same individual as Tetu, owner of G 4420).

Modern People

  • 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.
  • N. B. Stewart

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Paul Knabenshue

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Acting consul