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: 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

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