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Saturday, January 6, 1912 (continued)

[G 4240 (continued)]
of the old wood lintel and at "b" was the inscribed stela stolen last year and now in Cairo museum. At "c" above the well built walls of large white sandstone blocks are remains of later walls of sun-dried brick.

At the similar corner of IV [IV 1 = G 4140] the stela [slab stela of Meretites MFA 12.1510] is still in situ. The walls of this mastaba are built of small roughly squared stones, with rough surfaces laid over a core of large blocks. These courses average 35 cm in height and each one is set back 11-12 and 1/2 cm from the face of the one below it. The stela, which is of white limestone (?) is built in thus:


The stone is 51 cm high by 83 cm long and 8 thick. It does not extend through two courses, and the space between its top and the bottom of next course is open. The stone is cemented in place with pinkish cement and originally a thin fine stucco (?) had

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Meretites (G 4140)
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Meretites (G 4140)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4140. Limestone slab stela (MFA 12.1510) inscribed for Meretites, identified as [sAt nswt nt Xt=f] king's daughter of his body; found in situ on east face of G 4140.

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

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