Door jamb of Qar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 66 x 30.5 x 16.5 cm (26 x 12 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.2056.3

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment is executed in sunk relief. At the top of the block there is a standing male figure facing left, holding a meat offering. The horizontal inscription above his head identifies him, “His eldest son, whom he loves, Qar.” To the left of the standing male and below him are two vertical columns of incised text. There is red pigment on the male figure. This fragment joins 27.2056.2 and 27.2056.1.

Overall 27.2056 is a vertcally inscribed rectangular block in three pieces. There is an image at the top of a standing male figure facing left, holding a meat offering. The horizontal text above his head identifies him, “His eldest son, whom he loves, Qar.” To the left of the standing male and below him are two vertical columns of incised text that extend to the top and bottom edge of the block.

Provenance

From Giza, G7215E. 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition