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Saturday, January 6, 1912 (continued)

[G 4140 (continued)]
[slab stela of Meretites MFA 12.1510 (continued)]
covered its whole surface but this has weathered off. The stone is not in very good condition. At the left is a seated female figure with long hair. Before her is the table with bread and space is filled with tables of offering, etc. A little one a fourth of the space at the right is occupied by a series of tables of which the top row is:


The other rows are practically the same varying only in the number of [GLYPH] in the squares and in the sign in top row which in second series is [GLYPH].

I should have stated that the pit at north end of IV 2 [= G 4240] has recently been opened and very little fresh sand has drifted in.

Sunday, January 7, 1912

A perfect day for work, clear warm and no wind. In the space between IV 1 [= G 4140] and IV 2 [= G 4240] lying in the sand c. 1.5 m below surface were three jars of this shape [ILLUSTRATION] lying in a line [ILLUSTRATION]. One of them had a pot mark [ILLUSTRATION] on handle. After being photographed and position noted they were moved as they were in line of trench between mastabas. They were marked P/IV.1/IX, P/IV.1/2X, P/IV.1/3X. This

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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
    01/06/1912; 01/07/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Meretites (G 4140)
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Meretites (G 4140)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4140. Limestone slab stela (MFA 12.1510) inscribed for Meretites, identified as [sAt nswt nt Xt=f] king's daughter of his body; found in situ on east face of G 4140.

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.