Relief fragment from the tomb of Qar

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 24.8 x 24 x 12.7 cm (9 3/4 x 9 7/16 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

25-5-11

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment, executed in low, raised relief, likely depicts vessels in a pile of offerings. There are several areas of red pigment.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition