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Monday, July 19, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
Removed No. 719:
[ILLUSTRATION] 17.4 x 11.9
fits east end of 696.
The position of the turned over edges is significant on all this bed frame. This indicates that the wooden seat or floor of the bed-chair was mortised to side frame.

Removed No. 720: The southwest palm capital. Inside, the wooden core was found nearly intact but shrunk to about sixty percent of its original size. With great care we inserted a half cyl. of stiff paper under the stem and slipped the core out, treated with thick solution of celluloid and amyl acetate.
[ILLUSTRATION] length of gold case 13.5
This tenon (originally 1.5 x 1.5) is much smaller than the oblong mortise (hole) in the gold case 696 and 717 and 719 (5 x 3 cm). The palm capital was probably mortised to the top of a pole (plain wood) which in turn was mortised to top of bed

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

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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.