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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 306

Tuesday, April 7, 1925

work on:
(1) G I-d
(2) G 7710

(1) G I-d
A little clearing of the Old Kingdom debris over the southeast corner of this pyramid foundation was begun today. The object being to reveal the whole area of the pyramid for surveying.

(2) G 7710
[The entrance to the tomb of Iby (G 7710) is on the south side of the forecourt of Lepsius 71; to the west of this entrance (also on the south side of the court) is the entrance to the tomb of Sensnefru (unnumbered tomb); on the north side of the court is the entrance to the tomb of Itisen (unnumbered tomb).]
An expedition was made to this tomb late this evening in order to take advantage of the sharpness of artificial light shadows in reading a text almost quite illegible in the even light of day.
The owner's name seems to be [GLYPHS] Eby [Iby], his wife seems to be Mert-nebti [Meretnebti], his father (?) Eoutsen [Itisen], his mother Nufret [Nefret], his son Kay. [Kai is the son of Wepwawetbaef, who appears with his wife (name not preserved) and son Kai on the west door jamb of G 7710, opposite the east door jamb, on which Iby and Meretnebti appear.]

The occurrences of the name of Snefru is not yet quite clear.
The texts copied are as follows:

a) lintel piece near main door, north face [lintel of Sensnefru on south side of court]

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [lintel of Sensnefru]

notes: 1) possibly [GLYPHS] [jnpw] 2) top part restored 3) wholly restored 4) [TRANSLITERATION] [wr] or [Hr (n nTr)] 5) name [GLYPHS] [snfrw]

b) lintel piece on niche door opposite, south face [lintel of Itisen on north side of court]

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [lintel of Itisen]

notes: 1) probable, certainly a horizontal sign 2) probable 3) (?)(?)

c) on main door to south, trunk-lintel

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [drum lintel of Iby]

d) on west side of porch in same door. Large picture of owner [not the owner Iby, but Wepwawetbaef, whose relationship to Iby is unknown] and wife walking right, their son at their feet in front. Over the son

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS] [GLYPHS] [sA=f sAb sS kAj]

e) on east side of porch in same door. Similar group giving same names and titles, where these are preserved, and including the owner's name of Yby [Iby].

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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
    04/07/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    Iby (G 7710)
    Itisen (Itisen)
    Kai (in G 7710)
    Meretnebti (in G 7710)
    Nefret (in Itisen)
    Sensnefru (Sensnefru)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7710

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-d

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex
  • Itisen

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • Sensnefru

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 7

Ancient People

  • Iby (G 7710)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7710. Corridor chapel entrance drum lintel and east door jamb (door jamb very worn) inscribed for Iby, identified as [rx nswt sAb sS Hrj-sStA sHD wabw] royal acquaintance, juridicial scribe, secretary, inspector of wab-priests; in situ in G 7710. Two displaced architrave fragments both inscribed for Iby, identified as [sHD wabw Hrj-sStA] inspector of wab-priests, secretary; found in Lepsius 71 court. Two broken but adjoining architrave fragments probably inscribed for Iby (name not preserved), identified as [jmj-r sSw wab nswt Hrj-sStA] overseer of scribes, royal wab-priest, secretary; found displaced north of G 7711.
  • Itisen (Itisen)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of Itisen (unnumbered tomb with rock-cut chapel entrance in north side of Lepsius 71 court). Chapel entrance lintel inscribed for Itisen, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests; in situ in tomb of Itisen.
  • Kai (in G 7710)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Wepwawetbaef. Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Iby (owner of G 7710), corridor chapel entrance, west door jamb (standing in front of his father and mother), identified as [sAb sS] juridicial scribe; in situ in G 7710
  • Meretnebti (in G 7710)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Probable wife of Iby (owner of G 7710). North false door niche inscribed for Meretnebti, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; also appears in chapel relief, corridor chapel entrance, east door jamb (standing behind Iby, name not preserved); in situ in G 7710.
  • Nefret (in Itisen)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Itisen (owner of Itisen, unnumbered tomb with rock-cut chapel entrance in north side of Lepsius 71 court). Appears seated with Itisen on chapel entrance lintel, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in tomb of Itisen.
  • Sensnefru (Sensnefru)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of Sensnefru (unnumbered tomb with rock-cut chapel entrance on south side of Lepsius 71 court). Chapel entrance architrave inscribed for Sensnefru, identified as [sHD qdw xrp qdw smsw pr] inspector of builders, director of builders, elder of the house; also depicted on north and east face of pillar in chapel entrance; in situ in tomb of Sensnefru.

Modern People

  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.