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Sunday, December 5, 1926

Wheeler worked on card catalogue 1925-6.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
Dunham went on with half-scale model of canopy.
I worked on report for Museum of Fine Arts (bulletin)
Photos in G 7000 X
*A4497: nos. 1354, 1351-1352, north one-third, looking west
*A4498: nos. 1331-1352, middle one-third, looking west
*A4499: nos. 1331-1352, south one-third, looking west
*A4500: general, looking north (a bit east) from southwest corner of room

Monday, December 6, 1926

I worked on report except for visit to tomb at 11 a.m.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler and Dunham proceeded to take up the inlaid boards on top of coffin, nos. 1351-1354.
The boards were of mud inlaid on one side only, sizing of gesso (or carbonate of lime), gold sheet, cut out to receive inlays. The wood and plaster had been reduced to powder by decay and parts of the gold and inlays are beset with fungoid spiculae. The sheets of gold and many of the inlays have been broken partly by the weight of the poles (1361-1370) which lay on them; and over considerable areas the inlays have been loosened from their setting in the gold. A thin sheet of metal cannot be worked under the whole layer, because 1353 and 1354 are face down while 1532 is partly over 1353 and 1351 partly over 1352. If the lifting in this manner were completely successful (which is impossible) the work of separating the four pieces would only be delayed, transferred to the camp office. I decided therefore to proceed as with the inlayed panels on the floor, that is lift out the

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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
    12/05/1926; 12/06/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 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.
  • 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."