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: 22.5 x 65 x 18.5 cm (8 7/8 x 25 9/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

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On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief

This block executed in fine raised relief, depicts the front of a long horned cow with head bent down towards its calf which is being led by a striding figure, preserved up to the mid-torso. This is the right half and joins 25-5-48.2.


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