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Friday, February 27, 1914 (continued)


Saturday, February 28, 1914

Work continued on sand debris between G 4720 and G 4620 and also east of G 4720.

In pit G 4733 E, west of the white limestone sarcophagus (which lies north and south) the following alabaster models were found:

one [copper basin] [14-2-94] [ILLUSTRATION];
five [alabaster model food offerings] [14-2-48] [ILLUSTRATION];
six [alabaster model cylinder jars] [14-2-79, 14-2-80] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [alabaster model jar] [14-2-78] [ILLUSTRATION];
seventeen [alabaster model dishes] [14-2-40, 14-2-43] [ILLUSTRATION];
sixty-eight [alabaster model dishes] [14-2-37, 14-2-39] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [alabaster model dish] [14-2-38] [ILLUSTRATION];
five [alabaster spheres] [14-2-64] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [alabaster model offering table in two pieces, base + top] [two were found] [14-2-76, 14-2-77] [ILLUSTRATION, upside down];
five [alabaster model food offerings] ducks [14-2-65];
two copper bowls [14-2-90] [ILLUSTRATION];
two copper bowls [14-2-91] [ILLUSTRATION];
three [alabaster model jars] [14-2-85] [ILLUSTRATION];
two [alabaster model jars] [14-2-84] [ILLUSTRATION];
two [alabaster model jars] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [inscribed alabaster sacred oils tablet] [14-2-18] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [alabaster model food offering] bird [14-2-67];
one [alabaster model food offering] cow's hind leg [14-2-53];
one [alabaster model food offering] cow's ribs [14-2-66];
one fragment of a handle [14-2-45];
fifteen odd pieces [14-2-47, 14-2-49, 14-2-55, 14-2-56];
one bundle of copper pages tied together like a book [= bundle of copper rectangular razors] [14-2-101] [ILLUSTRATION];
one copper [ewer, spouted neckless shoulder jar] [14-2-95] [ILLUSTRATION];
fifteen [alabaster disks] [14-2-42] [ILLUSTRATION];
four [alabaster disks] [ILLUSTRATION];
fifteen [alabaster model food offerings, conical bread loaves] [14-2-51] [ILLUSTRATION];
four [alabaster model food offerings] [14-2-47] [ILLUSTRATION];
eight [alabaster model food offerings] [14-2-61] [ILLUSTRATION];
four [alabaster models] [14-2-41] [ILLUSTRATION];
four [alabaster models] [14-2-46] [ILLUSTRATION];
three [alabaster model food offering, joints of meat] [14-2-63] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [alabaster model] [14-2-54] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [alabaster model] [14-2-62] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [alabaster model jar] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [alabaster model jar] [14-2-82] [ILLUSTRATION];
two [alabaster model jars] [14-2-87] [ILLUSTRATION];
two [alabaster model jars] [14-2-81] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [alabaster model jar with handle] [14-2-50] [ILLUSTRATION];
one [copper incense burner] [14-2-89] [ILLUSTRATION];
two [copper dishes] [14-2-92, 14-2-93] [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
    02/27/1914; 02/28/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4720

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4733

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.
  • 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.