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Thursday, March 25, 1926 (continued)

(5) G 7240
Clearing debris from the south face of mastaba G 7240, limestone chips under the dirty debris of Saite-Ptolemaic.
Found: one broken scarab, inscribed [26-3-254]
two faience amulets (one broken) [amulet: 26-3-252; scaraboid: 26-3-253]

(6) G 7000 X
Removed No. 291: (38)-(50) this is a different object to (1)-(37).
The above Nos. form one complete side, the gold frame at west remains in place. Under the removed inlays is a layer of crumbled plaster, and wood; another of crumbled plaster and the inlays of the other side face down.
*B5929 (26/3/25-i)
The thin badly decayed layer of wood was removed (enough for examination) (51)
Dows Dunham took off rest of plaster and wood with wet brush.
Removed 291: (52)-(57) which obscured edge of inlays below and gold frame.
Removed 291: (58)
The upper Egyptian vulture on the lily of the upper Egypt.
Picked up plaster and wood under (58)
*B5930 (26/3/25-ii)
Dows Dunham drew the other side of this. Inlays face down.
Removed scattered pieces No. 292: (1)-(4) wing pieces.
Removed the other side of (38)-(50) being

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984

Tombs and Monuments 2

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.