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: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 51 x 25 cm (5 7/8 x 20 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1129.3

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment executed in low raised relief depicts two rows of hieroglyphs. There is a significant amount of red pigment on the hieroglyphs. It joins 27.1129.2.

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