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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 420

Saturday, July 24, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 746: Copper basin, polished metal, so well finished that no clue to manufacture is visible. Underneath is north-south wood crossed by a stick of south-eastsouth to north-westnorth wood. Rests on limestone floor dust. Inside were No. 752 and the dislocated inlays etc. (1)-(17) from Z, W, K, etc.

No. 752: Fragment of rilled sheet (gold)
[ILLUSTRATION] L 12.3, W (max) 1.6

No. 753: Gold sheet, rilled, badly crumpled and cracked, complete sheet.
[ILLUSTRATION] L 22.5, W 11.6

Wheeler drew group of remaining sheets, scale 1:5, page 664.
Wheeler drew inlays No. 754, scale 1:1, page 665.
I complete treatment and notes on 726, 627, 678 and 681 above in

*A4002: no. 754, looking south
*A4003: wood under 746, looking south

No. 754: See page 665 and A4002.
(1)-(11) inlays from W and fragments of gold outlying to west.
(12)-(37) inlays on 755, from K.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Removed the wood and found
(38)-(45) from another similar element
(46) fragment gold [ILLUSTRATION] length 2.9, width 1.7
(47) fragment of gesso backing molded as [ILLUSTRATION] rilled sheets.

microfilm: end page 420

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
    07/24/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

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."