Skip to main content

Three heads from limestone statues (profile proper right): [near G 1171] MFA 27.1125, [E of G 1171 (?)] Hearst Museum, Berkeley 6-19808, [G 1225, chapel] MFA 47.1744


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    Object(s) photograph: Site: Giza; view: G 1171, G 1225
  • Date
  • Remarks
    provenance: Attribution of unregistered head Hearst 6-19808 to "E of G 1171" based on some photo register entries; attributed to GW 24 in photo archives (mounted print card caption); no in situ photos or object registration records available to confirm either of these attributions, however wadi cemetery attribution seems the less likely. Attribution of unregistered head MFA 47.1744 to "G 1225, chapel" based on photo register entries for C11952_OS, C11953_OS, C11954_OS; in situ photo C11133_OS attributes it to G 1226; no distinctive architectural feature in C11133_OS and no object registration records available to confirm either attribution.
  • Problems/Questions
    VERIFIED: orientation verified; objects not registered (no registration records for 1903-1904-1905-1906); MFA accession numbers verified; Hearst number verified; for provenance problems related two of three heads see remarks
  • Photographer
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 1171

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1225

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1226

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Finds 3

People 1

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Photographer
    • 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.