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Diary Transcription: begin page 72
Tuesday, February 23, 1915 (continued)

…and his wife Mesat. There were also three fragments of a wooden statuette too badly disintegrated to be saved. Photographs C53-54-55 show the little statuette of Mesty. C52 is the relief portrait of Medady, which has now been removed to the house. C51 is the rough figure found near the little statuette of Mesty.
In the surface debris of mastaba 2084 were two parts of a limestone stele with a short inscription. In mastaba 2086 we are clearing shafts A to C and the serdab between B and C of sand and dark debris. In shaft A was a small stone offering slab, uninscribed. The mounted policeman at the works this afternoon suggested that I have the notices carried by our guards, warning visitors off from the works, signed by Captain de Bucy, Provost-Marshall at Mena House. He said that soldiers would pay more attention to official notices. During the afternoon Umberto Vitale di Pontagio, Capitaine d’Etat Major, attaché of the Italian Diplomatic Agency with a friend came to see the works, which I showed them. I walked with them down to the Sphinx where I met a Mr. Cree of Baghdad and another gentleman who were friends of Mr. Fisher. Mr. Cree with other Englishmen was forced by the Turks to leave Baghdad and made to march from one point to another, until…

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    02/23/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    Marquis Umberto Vitale di Pontagio
    Marquis de Bussy
    Mr. Cree
    Mededi (G 3093)
    Mesat (in G 3086)
    Mesty (in G 3093)
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 3084

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 6

People 8

Ancient People

  • Mededi (G 3093)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3093. Standing statue (Cairo 46494) of Mededi, identified as [rx nswt jmj-xt xrp n mSa] royal acquaintance, under-supervisor of the director of the expedition; found in situ in G 3093. Also appears on northern jamb of false door (Cairo 46495) inscribed for his wife Khakhenmet, identified as [rx nswt jmj-xt] royal acquaintance, under-supervisor; found in situ in G 3093.
  • Mesat (in G 3086)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Rudj (owner of G 3086). Two limestone offering basins (Cairo JE 46497 = CG 57042, UPM_E13522) inscribed for Rudj and his wife Mesat; granite slab (UPM_E13523) inscribed for Mesat; all found in G 3086.
  • Mesty (in G 3093)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Statuette (UPM_E13514) inscribed for Mesty, identified as [jmj-r jH] overseer of boat-nets(?); found in small added room east of G 3093 offering room.

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Marquis Umberto Vitale di Pontagio

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Capitaine d'Etat Major, attache of the Italian Diplomatic Agency
  • Marquis de Bussy

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Provost Marshall at Mena House
  • Mr. Cree

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates