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Friday, February 12, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 79: Partly under [Nos.] 76, 78. To this belongs also No. 77d.
This is the gold covering of the right hind leg (lion leg) of a chair. It is clear that this leg and the front leg No. 69 belong to the chair which lies collapsed on the edge of the lower pit. [ILLUSTRATION] Probably a good deal of the gold foil recorded above comes from this chair. The chair was standing beside the pit, and when it collapsed from decay fell over to the north and thus part rested on the filling of the lower pit. [ILLUSTRATION].
This was apparently before the settlement of the filling of the pit because of the distribution of the fragments.
The rilled support below the lion's paw rests in a small copper pan.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Height of lion's leg - 21.5 cm. Total height of leg - 24.6 cm. Four pieces plus No. 77d.
No. 80: Gold leaf, mixed up with No. 79, five fragments and scraps (belonging to No. 79?)
No. 81: Inlays of glaze etc - see No. 73.
No. 82: Five fragments gold leaf from under Nos. 79, 80.
No. 83: Bit of wood and brown fabric.
No. 84: Fragment of scrap of leaf fallen down between chips of limestone in corner.
Examining the fibers along east wall under coffin found them so disconnected as to be impossible of removal.
The debris of dust, limestone chips and organic under the above objects overlies the filling of rough stones of the lower pit. In it, potsherds, bits of plaster and charcoal are visible.

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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
    02/12/1926
  • 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.