Relief fragment from the tomb of Qar

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

Findspot: Giza, Egypt


Overall: 22 x 16 x 19.3 cm (8 11/16 x 6 5/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment, finely-executed in low, raised relief, includes two horizontal registers. The upper register includes fragments of two hieroglyphs, a quail chick facing right, and a portion of a nuw jar. The lower register includes a horizontal, double borderline with a portion of a vertical column bordered by double lines on each side. There are traces of red pigment.


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