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: 27.8 x 30 x 13 cm (10 15/16 x 11 13/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

25-5-32

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment executed in fine, low, raised relief, depicts the lower portion of a rectangular sun shade similar to 13.5830.10. To the right of the rectangular shade are eight elongated, vertical elipses. There are traces of reddish-brown pigment.

Provenance

From Giza, G7101, tomb of Qar. 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