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Saturday, January 2, 1926 (continued)

(5) Isis Temple
On the western side of Street G 7000 S and south of the crude brick wall mentioned yesterday under "(2) Street G 7000 S" exposed a stone lined chamber of the Isis Temple lettered A [= chapel of Harbes]. [ILLUSTRATION]
This was originally a crude brick chamber with white plastered walls. The chamber of stone has been built in it and is later. The top of the east wall is beveled.

[ILLUSTRATION]

On the floor were:
1) life sized seated statue basis badly worn of [GLYPHS] [Ankhpakhered], limestone [in pencil: 26-1-1239]
2) torso of same [in pencil: 26-1-1240]
3) rude limestone sphinx [in pencil: 26-1-1241]
4) offering stand
5) rude limestone sphinx [in pencil: 26-1-1242]
6) and 7) stones with sunk relief [in pencil: 26-1-1243, 26-1-1244]
and part of a bundle column

On north wall: Isis (suckling Horus) facing east, etc. in sunk relief.
On north and east walls: six to eight graffiti in late hieroglyphs.

South of chamber A, a passage into the core of G 7140 has been constructed and here we found a late stela (funerary) (right side decayed).

[ILLUSTRATION, GLYPHS]

[in pencil: See photo A4180, A4179]

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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
    01/02/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Ankhpakhered (in Isis Temple)
    Harbes (in Isis Temple)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Ankhpakhered (in Isis Temple)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragments of limestone seated statue (26-1-1239 + 26-1-1240) inscribed for Ankhpakhered; found in Isis temple (room A). Ushabtis (fragments: 26-1-100, 26-1-151, 26-1-199, 26-1-200, 26-1-204, 26-1-205, 26-1-206, 26-1-228, 26-1-252, 26-1-296, 26-1-307, 26-1-308, 26-1-309, 26-1-310, 26-1-311, 26-1-312, 26-1-362, 26-1-1209, 36-11-19b) inscribed for Ankhpakhered; found widely scattered in debris of Isis temple (rooms E and K, and most in pit F) and surrounding area (Street G 7000 and Avenue G 4).
  • Harbes (in Isis Temple)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Paftjaumawishu and Shepeniset. Appears kneeling on an inscribed block of relief (26-1-1244 = MFA 31.250) from north wall of Isis temple, room A (=chapel of Harbes); identified on another (still in situ) as [smr xrp aH] companion, director of the palace. Limestone offering stone (26-1-138) inscribed for Harbes. Also mentioned on fragment (lower part) of limestone seated statue (26-1-237) inscribed for mother Shepeniset, identified as [jmj-r st qbHw rx nswt] overseer of the department of libationers(?), royal acquaintance; found in Isis temple, room S.

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.