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Scribal writing board found in 1905-1906 (by Albert M. Lythgoe) in cemetery G 2000: MFA 13.4301


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    Object(s) photograph: Site: Giza; view: cemetery G 2000
  • Date
    July 1913
  • Remarks
    Two scribal writing boards were recovered during Reisner's excavations at Giza. There is some confusion concerning these objects due to incomplete record keeping; the photo register entries providing the most, but not necessarily most accurate, information. One was found in 1904 in pit G 1011 A (letter C on map; mentioned on tomb card for G 1011 C [A altered to read C]; in situ photos: C10181_OS, C10182_OS). That writing board is presumably the one in the collection of the Egyptian Museum Cairo (JE 37734; photos: B11772_OS, B11773_OS, B11774A_OS). Information for the other writing board (MFA 13.4301) is provided only by the photo register entry (photo A1021_NS, dated July 1913); the reference in that entry to "found 1905-06 by Lythgoe" may or may not be a mistaken reference to the other writing board. The most that can be stated concerning the provenance for MFA 13.4301 is that it may have been found somewhere in cemetery G 2000.
  • Problems/Questions
    VERIFIED: scribe's palette corrected to read scribal writing board; object not registered (no registration records for 1903-1904-1905-1906); MFA accession number verified

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