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Friday, December 3, 1915 (continued)

[(3) G 4714 (continued)]
The surface of decay of the exterior chapel was clearly marked. The decay and scattered blocks from the Great Wall resting partly on the surface of decay of the mud chapel. The section of the wall fell therefore, after the decay of the mud chapel. But this time was early, for practically no sand had collected under the mud decay or that of the walls.

[GLYPHS] [[sAt nswt nfrHtps] king's daughter Neferhetepes]

Saturday, December 4, 1915
day 38

Work on
(1) G 4817
(2) G 4715
(3) mud chapel east of G 4714
(4) G 4714

railroad track shortened to permit work on G 4715, G 4817.

(1) G 4817
Work continued on G 4817 which was entirely cleared. A large mud lined pit G 4817 A goes down to about 10 meters. In the debris in the chamber of this pit were found two fragments of a statuette of fine hard yellow limestone [15-12-11]: head in perfect condition, torso from neck to waist, the right side of breast and stomach, and right arm are missing, left shoulder, upper arm, and elbow preserved. The figure was a seated male. The basis and ankle of fine yellow limestone (Reg. No. 15-11-63) is of the same material and about the same size, and they probably belong together.
South of G 4817 is pit B in the remains of a small mastaba.

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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
    12/03/1915; 12/04/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Neferhetepes (G 4714)

Tombs and Monuments 7

People 2

Ancient People

  • Neferhetepes (G 4714)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4714. Interior chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Neferhetepes, identified as [sAt nswt n Xt=f] king's daughter of his body; found in G 4714.

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.