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Friday, August 27, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 904: (continued)
(221)-(229) inlays face down from flower element on east of (199)-(220).

Tried to move 986 (see page 903 of notes) and found it runs under wood to south.

No. 748: See page 703 and other plans, and A4100, etc.
WSR jar was removed at last.
Underneath is gray north-south wood resting directly on floor dust.
Inside is nothing except about a spoonful of dust.
[ILLUSTRATION] H 29.5, D 18.2

*A4117: no. 904 as is, looking east
*A4118: group 700, looking east
*A4119: group 700, looking east

Saturday, August 28, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew No. 989 etc. along coffin, scale 1:2, on page 906.
Wheeler drew No. 904, scale 1:1 on page 907.

Group 988: See page 898 and A4114.
North of No. 748 and 899.
Removed extraneous pieces of wood lying on top of north-south wood which covers area and runs under 748 and 899.
(3) wood covered on one side with rilled gesso [ILLUSTRATION]. The board was flat but as the wood shrank, the gesso (not shrinking) forced the wood into a semi cylindrical form.

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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
    08/27/1926; 08/28/1926
  • 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."