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Wednesday, July 21, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
[under 721: continued]
in weight, friable and cracked. It appears to have been deposited as a whole, either some object which has decayed or as the contents of a box.

Wheeler drew Nos. 702 - 708 scale 1:5 see page 644.

Removed 724 (= 707 continued): See page 620 and A3983.
Inlays (1)-(4) from row 3, group 5.

No. 620: Gold case, left side (or east side) of arm of carrying chair. Wood inside perfectly preserved but shrunk, carved as pattern on gold.
[ILLUSTRATION]
I held deben No. 726 while Wheeler lifted No. 620. After the weight of 620 was lifted 726 sunk down and was taken out with sheet 702 and 708 to forestall damage.

Under the north end of 621, on sheet No. 702 were a number of inlays, fragments of wood and plaster backing, these were lifted out on the sheet and numbered from north to south (139)-(145).
[ILLUSTRATION] from row 1, rest from row 2.

No. 702c: A strip of bright overlap gold lying on 702 a and belonging there to. length 5.9 x width .8
No. 702d: Fragments of oxidized silver, deben, stuck to underside of 702a
No. 702a, b and no. 708a, b: There four sheets of gold with 710, from the lid of the box. The print of a circle and a dowel hole [ILLUSTRATION] in the center of the lid between the two halves of the inscription, indicate the position of the large ivory button, No. 716.

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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
    07/21/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • 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.
  • 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."