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December 31, 1912 (continued)

[G 2381 A]
rather narrow boards mortised together with three mortises in each joint. The box appears to have had a lid, as there was rotten wood lying on the tops of some of the vessels. The box seems to have contained ten small tables of various sizes, from a square stand of 10 by 10 cm to a larger table of 25 by 15 cm. Four of these tables resemble in form the Hotep sign, with a loaf of bread projection on the side of the table. One of these Hotep tables bore six small bowls and a small Hes vase. One of the tables, which was not a Hotep table, bore two small bowls, one of slate and one of crystal. Two small tables had holes in the top, and one of these bore three small vessels. It is quite clear that all the miniature vessels were intended to be set on the tables as in the cases preserved. It is also interesting to find that the dummy vessels, identical in form and size with those found in the Khufu magical set, were in this grave also set out on copper tables instead of on a board. No flint wands were found. A large flaring bowl, which was against the coffin, and which might or might not have been in the box, was inscribed with the names of Ptah-shepsesy.
Seeing that it was impossible to finish the recording of the grave, work was stopped at 9:30. At that time we had taken out one hundred sixty-five (165) objects and sent them up to the house, each with a ticket number and most of them in separate baskets. These were stored temporarily in the new workroom.

Wednesday, January 1, 1913

Got to work again on G 2381 A, about eleven o'clock. Clearing the dirt between the doorway and the main group from the south towards the heap of bones, we came on six or seven model bronze blades lying on the floor under the debris. After

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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
    12/31/1912; 01/01/1913
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy (G 2386/G 2381)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy (G 2386/G 2381)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of one of two stone built chapels G 2386a or G 2386b, buried in sloping-passage shaft G 2381 A. Merptahankh-meryre, [rn=f nfr] his good name Ptahshepses Impy. Son of Merptahankh-meryre Nekhebu (owner of G 2381). Wood coffin (12-12-575 = MFA 13.3085) inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a sm xrp SnDt nbt Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp jmA-a xtmw-bjtj jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw m prwj jmj-r wabtj] count, sem-priest, director of every kilt, chief lector-priest, gracious of arm, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect in the two houses, overseer of the two wabets; found in situ in G 2381 A. Copper flaring basin (12-12-265 = MFA 13.2940) inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw] count, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect; found in situ in G 2381 A. Wesekh broadcollar (12-12-583 = MFA 13.3086) with terminals inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a jmj-r kAt] count, overseer of works; found (more than one-half intact) in situ in G 2381 A.

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.