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Thursday, August 12, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 884a: See page 747, A4061 etc.
Channeled gold sheet, part of post of headrest, two more pieces of same remain in place. When a was lifted, there were exposed inside the post, intrusive inlays and the twisted shriveled remains of the wooden stem (a part) of the headrest. This wood core was channeled like the gold and had a tenon on the upper end (probably also on the lower end). Length wooden stem 6 cm, length of gold stem (minimum) 11.5, length of tenon .8.

No. 887: See page 747 and A4058 etc.
Part of headrest. Gold sheet, edges down.
[ILLUSTRATION] L 7 - 8, W 2.4 +

*A4064: area 884 etc, looking east
*A4065: area 897 etc, looking east
*A4066: group 700, looking northeast.

Treated wood of 884 and under 897 with celluloid solution.

Friday, August 13, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew plan scale 1:1 of No. 904 (along north edge of 763) on page 794 (notes)
Wheeler drew plan scale 1:1 of 884b (inlays etc.), 908 (inlays), 905 - 907, see page 795 (notes).

No. 888 (737): continued. See page 776 and A4059.
(10)-(21) small potsherds.

No. 884: continued. See page 795 and A4064.
d, the wooden core lying on b, c was removed. Along the western edge of b were inlays, fragments of plaster, etc, all intrusive, fallen in through crack between a and b. (1)-(11).

No. 905: See page 795 and A4064.
Five fragments of black gold from rilled rod, see 830A and 880.

No. 906: See page 795 and A4064.
Gold, fragment of rilled rod, H 2.7, W (chord) 3.8

No. 907: See page 795 and A4064.
Gold sheet, part of headrest [ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    08/12/1926; 08/13/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."