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Wednesday, April 24, 1912

Spent the day in the photography of the triads [from G 2197] [MFA 12.1484, MFA 12.1504] and in getting them under cover in the store room. The false door triad is the heavier. The door is only 80 cm wide. A track of wooden beams was laid


from the triad to the inner corner of the store room. A wooden platform was made the length of the triad and just wide enough to pass through the door. With great difficulty the triad was got on its side edge on the platform, the iron rollers were slipped under the platform and the platform with triad was rolled carefully into the room. The platform was supported on stones, the rollers and beams were withdrawn and the triad was leaned against the wall, face out. The statue triad was moved in a similar manner but standing upright on its base.

Work went on steadily at G 4240 and G 4340

Thursday, April 25, 1912

Photographed granite head and all other statues. Personally supervised work on granite head.

Gangs on G 4240 and G 4340. Worked over a mastaba visible in Schiaparelli's old excavations. It lies in front of the southern end

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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
    04/24/1912; 04/25/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Penmeru (G 2197)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Penmeru (G 2197)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2197. Testamentary decree of Penmeru (south wall of niche), identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr mnkAwra jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal wab-priest, priest of Menkaure, overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 2197. Limestone triad (MFA 12.1504) representing Penmeru in three Ka forms, identified as [rx nswt xrp sH] royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone pseudo-group statue (MFA 12.1484) depicting two figures of Penmeru, his wife Meretites, his son Seshemnefer, and his daughter Neferseshemes; Penmeru identified as [sHD Hmw-kA rx nswt xrp sH] inspector of ka-priests, royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone standing pair statue (Cairo JE 43753) depicting two figures of Penmeru; statues found in situ in G 2197 serdab.

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.