Relief fragment from the tomb of Qar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepi I or later
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall: 22.5 x 19.5 x 10.7 cm (8 7/8 x 7 11/16 x 4 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment executed in fine low raised relief, depicts an ichneumon or Genet cat (?) facing right and climbing a diagonal stem of papyrus in the marshes. Presumably part of a scene of hunting birds and fish-spearing. There are traces of red pigment on the papyrus and blue pigment on the animal.
From Giza, G7101, tomb of Qar, chapel. 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition