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Wednesday, February 21, 1912

I (Reisner) returned before noon from the Upper Egypt trip with Mr. Frick. Saw the new tomb IX 5 [= G 2184] in the afternoon. The original tomb was that Ka-nefer [Kanefer] [GLYPHS] and his wife Tanuw [Nuut] [GLYPHS]
Chamber 2 of Fisher's plan on page 37 is the offering chamber of Ka-Nefer's tomb. On the west wall of chamber 1 beneath the figure with the lasso stand the inscription: "His Lord (i.e. the king?) made these for him" [GLYPHS] Behind this west face the older mud wall bears paintings which, however, will not become clear until the stone wall has been removed.

In the afternoon came Mr. Frick, Mr. and Mrs. Harding, Miss Frick, and Miss Dixon. Mr. Frick said on coming out of the new tomb "This is the most interesting thing I have seen in Egypt". Later, while looking at one of the older mastabas, he asked me how long it would take to finish our concession and how much it would cost. I replied four years or so and about $100,000. He said, "There will be no difficulty in finding that". He also authorized me to call on him for the expenses of getting the new tomb to Boston to the extent of $3000.
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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
    02/21/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Helen Clay Frick
    Miss Dixon
    Mr. Henry Clay Frick
    Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)
    Kanefer (in G 2184)
    Nuut (in G 2184)
    Mr. and Mrs. Harding
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 8

Ancient People

  • Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2184. Limestone seated statue (MFA 12.1482) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [rx nswt smr jmj-r st n xntjw-S n pr-aA] royal acquaintance, companion, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found in situ in G 2184 inner room of chapel. North and south false doors and architrave in west wall of interior chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; in situ in G 2184 (interior chapel previously blocked by later phases of construction). False door in niche (blocking entrance to interior chapel) in west wall of inner room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; found in situ in G 2184. Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from this false door; found displaced. South false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; west and south walls (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Architectural elements (drum lintel and jambs of entrance to inner room of chapel) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA wab nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House, royal wab-priest; also appears in chapel relief (east door jamb of entrance to inner room of chapel, west wall of outer room of chapel, identifying inscriptions not preserved in all cases); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Fragments of displaced door frame (MFA 47.1886 + MFA 47.1887 + MFA 47.1888 + MFA 47.1889 + MFA 47.1890 + MFA 47.1891 + MFA 47.1892 + MFA 47.1893 + MFA 47.1894) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House. Fragment of displaced lintel (MFA 47.1895) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA nb jmAx xr nb=f wab nswt rx nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of royal authorizations of the Great House, possessor of reverence before his lord, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance. Limestone offering basin (36-10-4) made from lintel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found reused in G 2421 X. Roth (Mummies & Magic, p. 87) suggests: "If this lintel was not taken from the tomb of the elder [Akhmerutnisut] (there is no obvious place in that tomb to restore it), it may have been taken from a lost chapel built by his son."
  • Kanefer (in G 2184)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Father ([jt=f] his father) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). North and south false doors on east face of mastaba: north false door inscribed for Kanefer and his wife Nuut, south false door (consists of only crossbar = lower lintel and drum lintel) inscribed for Kanefer, identified on both as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2184 (previously covered by two later phases of construction, first by painted mud plaster wall, and later by limestone wall of relief = west wall of outer room of chapel). North false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Kanefer and Nuut and appears with Nuut on west door jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall of outer room; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Nuut (in G 2184)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). North false door on east face of mastaba inscribed for Kanefer and his wife Nuut; Nuut identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith; in situ in G 2184 (previously covered by two later phases of construction, first by painted mud plaster wall, and later by limestone wall of relief = west wall of outer room of chapel). North false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Kanefer and Nuut and appears with Kanefer on west door jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall of outer room; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.

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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Helen Clay Frick

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Henry Clay Frick's daughter Helen Clay Frick, who was present with the Frick family and Reisner for a trip up the Nile in early 1912
  • Miss Dixon

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks accompanied the Frick party with George Reisner up the Nile in 1912
  • Mr. Henry Clay Frick

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates

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