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Thursday, August 5, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 854: See pages 728-729 and A4038, A4040.
Wood, inlays, etc. lying on leg 776.
[ILLUSTRATION] part of L (lily), length 3.9
Apparently this is the fourth lily or part of it, the opposite side was perhaps the third lily found against the west wall.

No. 855: See A4038.
Mass of wood, plaster, stone inlays, and silver oxide at southeast corner of leg 776.

*A4041: no. 853 and area, looking east

No. 853: See A4041.
Fragment of gold disc like those south of palm capital (No. 437), edges down.

*B6014: inlays west of top of headrest, looking east-eastnorth
*B6015: south end of leg (776), etc, looking east
*A4042: no. 842, etc. as is, looking south

Friday, August 6, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew plan 1:1 of 856 - 870, see notes page 738.

No. 856: See page 738 and A4041.
Stick wood [ILLUSTRATION] 7.4 x .65 x .55
Top side, very smooth.

No. 857: Rilled gold sheet from rod, like 838, fine rills, overlapped edges, H 18.2, W sheet 8

No. 858: See page 738 and A4041.
Small overlap piece from rilled rod, H 1.8, W 6

Underneath 857 were remains of decayed wood, the core of 857, treated celluloid solution.

No. 859: See page 738 and B6014.
Group of inlays over and about the rilled rod (No. 860).
(1)-(37) from K third row (or similar), but (27) from row 5

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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
    08/05/1926; 08/06/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

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.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."