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Unfinished seated statuettes from Menkaure valley temple (profile proper left): (1908) no. 20 (= published no. 33 = 08-7-11 = MFA 11.723a-b deaccessioned = Metropolitan Museum of Art 37.6.1), (1908) no. 19 (= published no. 31 = 08-7-12 = MFA 11.724)


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    Object(s) photograph: Site: Giza; view: Menkaure valley temple
  • Date
  • Problems/Questions
    VERIFIED: orientation and identifications corrected and verified; registration numbers based on publication p. 112 (no registration records from this date); MFA and MMA accession numbers verified
  • Photographer
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Finds 2

People 1

Modern People

  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Photographer
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.