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microfilm: begin page 448

Thursday, August 12, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Swept up wood dust etc. under 834. Cleaned of inlay 542 (north part, see page 480)
No. 882 the button on northeast corner of bed (left front corner). The button lies with the end disc down on clean floor debris
[ILLUSTRATION]

[ILLUSTRATION]
The leg fell to north (or was pushed by weight of deben box) early in the collapse of furniture. By this fall 882 (still attached to leg) was shoved to south and the button bent under to rest end down.
882 is like the other three buttons.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Three pieces, b overlaps a and c, the overlaps are nailed with small gold nails. Inside the bar c was fragments of core (removed yesterday), wood powder, small fragments of red plaster, etc. The bar was backed with gesso. Inside the button b-c, were fragments of wood, of plaster, also inlays, stone inlays, and wood powder. The inlays and some of the wood and plaster were intrusive.
(1)-(13) inlays from the "lily" (No. 845) which rested on and beside 776.
(15) five stone inlays.
(16)-(18) miscellaneous.

Wheeler drew area under 882 and there abouts (Nos. 897, 898, 899 and 879(95)-(140)), scale 1:1, page 787.

*A4062: area of page 787, looking east
*A4063: group 700, looking east

No. 900: See page 766 and A4061.
Fragment gold sheet from rilled rod, H 4.1, W (maximum) 4.5, W of rill .76

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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
    08/12/1926
  • 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."