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Saturday, March 28, 1914 (continued)

[G 4520 (continued)]
containing one small model vase [ILLUSTRATION], dark dirt and a few fragments of reddish clay, probably from a decayed statuette.
In hard debris on east face of G 4520 were found the upper part of a white limestone figure [14-3-29] (headless) belonging to head [14-3-22] found March 26, a hand [14-3-30], painted, and the right side of an inscribed statuette [14-3-31, part of seated pair statue of Kap and Niankhhathor, joins 14-3-24]. Sand at southeast of G 4520 being removed.

Sunday, March 29, 1914

G 4520
Work started clearing pit No. G 4520 to a depth of about 2 meters in sand. Search for a second pit to north with no definite result so far.

Between G 4620 and G 4520
Head [14-3-32] (belonging to pair statuette No. 14-3-16 [standing pair statue of Kap and Hy]) in nummulitic limestone found in street between G 4620 and G 4520 in hard debris thrown out from G 4620. Work finished clearing street between G 4620 and G 4520. See diagram.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, March 30, 1914
Men's day off.

Tuesday, March 31, 1914

G 4520
Work continued on pit No. G 4520 and search continued for a second pit to the north. Work continued clearing sand debris from street northwest and west of G 4520.

Work stopped at 3:30, wages paid.
Twenty five men leave for Quft on 8 p.m. train from Cairo.

Wednesday, April 1, 1914

G 4520
Pit No. G 4520 partially cleared exposing entrance to chamber

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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
    03/28/1914; 03/29/1914; 03/30/1914; 04/01/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Hy (in G 4522)
    Kap (G 4522)
    Niankhhathor (in G 4522)
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Hy (in G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kap (possible owner of G 4522). Fragmentary limestone pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap and his wife Hy; fragments found in debris between G 4520 and G 4620, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue.
  • Kap (G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 4522. Fragmentary limestone standing pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap and his wife Hy; Kap identified as [jrj-xtmt n pr-aA xntj-S] he who is in charge of the sealed goods of the Great House, palace attendant; fragments found in debris between G 4520 and G 4620, attributed to G 4522. Fragment of limestone seated pair statue (14-3-31 = MFA 14.1461) inscribed for Kap, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S n pr-aA jmAxw xr nTr aA] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, revered before the Great God (belongs with 14-3-24 = MFA 14.1455, fragment of limestone seated pair statue inscribed for Niankhhathor); found east of G 4520, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue. G 4522 tentatively assigned to Kap based on fragmentary statue finds; presumably because only evidence for a chapel (assuming statues originated in a chapel) in area where fragments were found is G 4522. Might be same Kap who appears (identified as [sn Dt] brother of the funerary estate) on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh (owner of G 4520).
  • Niankhhathor (in G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kap (possible owner of G 4522). Fragment of limestone seated pair statue (14-3-24 = MFA 14.1455) inscribed for Niankhhathor (belongs with 14-3-31 = MFA 14.1461, fragment of limestone seated pair statue inscribed for Kap); found east of G 4520, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue.

Modern People

  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.