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Diary Transcription:

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Tuesday, February 20, 1912 (continued)

[G 2184 (continued)]
at main entrance. A stela, which had fallen or been thrown down from this opening lay in debris of chamber. It contained beautiful colored reliefs with inscription of owner, etc.
The limestone statue [MFA 12.1482, inscribed for Akhmerutnisut] stands imbedded in cement at left of door. On its base occurs the same inscription in part as on door. In front of door and also imbedded in cement is a large limestone offering slab with three divisions. Only one of these is intact and is inlaid with an alabaster slab inscribed with name of owner [MFA 12.1481]. The inner room is not yet fully cleared, but was part of original scheme, as names are same. It was the statue chamber.

Several visitors today. At request of Mrs. Reisner I showed several of Dr. Wakeling's friends over the works. The party included the Wakelings, Lord Leigh, his sister and a young man. Later in the day Mrs. Abbott came up, and at close of work Mrs. Reisner brought down the Postmans and the Firths.

Dr. Junker went over the inscriptions in the tomb chamber with me.

End Fisher's Diary, Reisner begins.

Wednesday

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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
    02/20/1912
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Cecil Mallaby Firth, British, 1878–1931
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Lord Leigh
    Mrs. Abbott
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Winifred (Freda) Nest Firth, British, 1872–1937
    Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)
    Dr. and Mrs. Wakeling
    Mr. and Mrs. Postmann

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 10

Ancient People

  • Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2184. Limestone seated statue (MFA 12.1482) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [rx nswt smr jmj-r st n xntjw-S n pr-aA] royal acquaintance, companion, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found in situ in G 2184 inner room of chapel. North and south false doors and architrave in west wall of interior chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; in situ in G 2184 (interior chapel previously blocked by later phases of construction). False door in niche (blocking entrance to interior chapel) in west wall of inner room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; found in situ in G 2184. Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from this false door; found displaced. South false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; west and south walls (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Architectural elements (drum lintel and jambs of entrance to inner room of chapel) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA wab nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House, royal wab-priest; also appears in chapel relief (east door jamb of entrance to inner room of chapel, west wall of outer room of chapel, identifying inscriptions not preserved in all cases); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Fragments of displaced door frame (MFA 47.1886 + MFA 47.1887 + MFA 47.1888 + MFA 47.1889 + MFA 47.1890 + MFA 47.1891 + MFA 47.1892 + MFA 47.1893 + MFA 47.1894) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House. Fragment of displaced lintel (MFA 47.1895) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA nb jmAx xr nb=f wab nswt rx nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of royal authorizations of the Great House, possessor of reverence before his lord, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance. Limestone offering basin (36-10-4) made from lintel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found reused in G 2421 X. Roth (Mummies & Magic, p. 87) suggests: "If this lintel was not taken from the tomb of the elder [Akhmerutnisut] (there is no obvious place in that tomb to restore it), it may have been taken from a lost chapel built by his son."

Modern People

  • Cecil Mallaby Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1878–1931
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Winifred Nest Firth. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Lord Leigh

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • Mrs. Abbott

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.
  • Winifred (Freda) Nest Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1872–1937
    • Remarks née Hansard; Artist and copyist; wife of Egyptologist Cecil Mallaby Firth; Artist for project. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Groups 2