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Diary Transcription: begin page 94
Sunday, November 17, 1918

On this date the small statuette of Mesty was delivered to our agents, Messer. Congdon & Co., by M. Tano, a Greek antiquity dealer of Cairo. Some time ago through information given me by Mr. Howard Carter I had discovered that our statue, as well as the stele stolen from Dr. Reisner, was in the hands of the dealer. Through Mr. Carter, who had known the dealer for many years, it was arranged that the two pieces be handed over to us on payment of £.E. 120, the amount which the dealer claimed has been given by him to the men who had stolen them. I had previously arranged with Dr. Reisner about the purchase; he agreeing to pay any sum up to £.E. 120 for their recovery. The stele was delivered to Dr. Reisner at the end of October. I received Dr. Reisner’s check for £.E. 120 and sent the dealer £.E. 125 as Mr. Carter wrote to me that he had agreed with the dealer on £.E. 125 not £.E. 120 as originally stated.

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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
    11/17/1918
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Howard Carter, British, 1874–1939
    M. Tano
    Mr. Congdon
    Mesty (in G 3093)
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Photos 1

People 6

Ancient People

  • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Howard Carter

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1874–1939
    • Remarks Egyptologist, artist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • M. Tano

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Antiquities dealer
  • Mr. Congdon

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates