Painted fragments of a rowing scene from tomb of Qar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepi I or later
2338–2170 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7101, Qar

Dimensions

Overall: 37.7 x 51.7 x 11 cm (14 13/16 x 20 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1129.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Five joining fragments of low raised relief depicting portions of five men facing right and standing in a boat while rowing comprise this portion of the scene. There are traces of red, redish brown, black, and blue pigments remaining. This joins blocks 27.1129.2 above and block 25-5-59 which is not yet located.
Overall 27.1129 is a scene depicting men rowing a boat with blocks joining above containing fork shaped wooden mast supports holding the masts and a two line inscription to the right.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7101,Tomb of Qar. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1927: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition