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Tuesday, March 24, 1914 (continued)

[North of G 4620 (continued)]
No. G 4621, with three pits, against south face of G 4630; and one pit, No. G 4623, under north face of G 4620. Work continued northwest and west of G 4620, extending as far as north of G 4520, and exposing small mastaba [G 4522] at northeast corner of G 4520.

East of G 4530 and G 4630
Cleared streets (at southern ends) east of G 4530 and G 4630.

Wednesday, March 25, 1914

G 4620, G 4520
Work continues in street southwest and west of G 4620 (at south of causeway) in sand debris. Work continued west of G 4620 (at north end of causeway) partially clearing small intermediate mastaba [G 4521] at east of G 4520, sand debris. Fragment of limestone with inscription [14-3-21, Nishepsesnisut] found in passage of intermediate mastaba in hard debris (see diagram). Small white limestone head (with color) [14-3-20] found in sand debris west of G 4620.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Thursday, March 26, 1914

Between G 4620 and G 4520
Work continued in street between G 4620 and G 4520 and in sand debris. Small limestone head from statuette [14-3-22] found in street between G 4620 and G 4520 in sand debris.

Friday, March 27, 1914

Between G 4620 and G 4520
Work continued in street between G 4620 and G 4520.

G 4520
Large offering niche with well-preserved inscriptions exposed in a recess in east face of G 4520. Limestone head [14-3-23], belonging to male figure of pair statuette found March 22, (Reg. No. 14-3-16 [standing pair statue of Kap and Hy]) found in street between G 4620 and G 4520 in sand debris. The following were found in hard debris over the offering niche on east face of G 4520: fragments of bases of two limestone statuettes (one a pair) [14-3-25 base fragments of servant statue, 14-3-26 base fragment of standing pair statue], limestone fragment (inscribed) of corner part of a seated figure [14-3-24 part of seated pair statue of Kap and Niankhhathor], fragments of a limestone arm or leg [14-3-27], and a rough cylindrical piece of limestone [14-3-28] as per sketch [ILLUSTRATION].

Saturday, March 28, 1914

G 4520
Work continued east of G 4520 clearing entire debris from front of beautifully inscribed niche (see photo No. C5726) with adjoining smaller one with a small serdab (see photo No. C5727 - C5728)

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Details

  • 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
    03/24/1914; 03/25/1914; 03/26/1914; 03/27/1914; 03/28/1914
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    Hy (in G 4522)
    Kap (G 4522)
    Niankhhathor (in G 4522)
    Nishepsesnisut (in G 4411)

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4521

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4522

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4621

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4623

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4630

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Hy (in G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kap (possible owner of G 4522). Fragmentary limestone pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap and his wife Hy; fragments found in debris between G 4520 and G 4620, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue.
  • Kap (G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 4522. Fragmentary limestone standing pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap and his wife Hy; Kap identified as [jrj-xtmt n pr-aA xntj-S] he who is in charge of the sealed goods of the Great House, palace attendant; fragments found in debris between G 4520 and G 4620, attributed to G 4522. Fragment of limestone seated pair statue (14-3-31 = MFA 14.1461) inscribed for Kap, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S n pr-aA jmAxw xr nTr aA] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, revered before the Great God (belongs with 14-3-24 = MFA 14.1455, fragment of limestone seated pair statue inscribed for Niankhhathor); found east of G 4520, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue. G 4522 tentatively assigned to Kap based on fragmentary statue finds; presumably because only evidence for a chapel (assuming statues originated in a chapel) in area where fragments were found is G 4522. Might be same Kap who appears (identified as [sn Dt] brother of the funerary estate) on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh (owner of G 4520).
  • Niankhhathor (in G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kap (possible owner of G 4522). Fragment of limestone seated pair statue (14-3-24 = MFA 14.1455) inscribed for Niankhhathor (belongs with 14-3-31 = MFA 14.1461, fragment of limestone seated pair statue inscribed for Kap); found east of G 4520, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue.
  • Nishepsesnisut (in G 4411)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186) in tomb of Sekhemka (owner of G 4411) (bottom register, figure on left, carrying basin and ewer), identified as [jr-ant Hm-kA] manicurist, ka-priest; found in situ in G 4411. Limestone lintel fragment (14-3-21 = MFA 14.1453) inscribed for Nishepsesnisut, identified as [jr-ant] manicurist; found displaced in G 4521, probably G 4522 chapel, mastaba of origin unknown. Based on similarity of title, this Nishepsesnisut seems to be same Nishepsesnisut that appears on north door jamb in G 4411. Lintel suggests he had a tomb of his own, but identification of that tomb not possible based on surviving evidence (G 4522 tentatively assigned to Kap based on fragmentary statue finds). This calls into question identification of Nishepsesnisut, owner of possibly intrusive statue (15-12-46 = MFA 21.352) found in G 4410 serdab, with Nishepsesnisut, who appears on north door jamb in G 4411 and owns inscribed lintel, since if he had a tomb of his own, 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

  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.