Relief fragment from the tomb of Qar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepi I or later
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall: 23.5 x 22 x 7 cm (9 1/4 x 8 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment, finely-executed in high, raised relief, depicts the left part of a male figure’s chest and upper left arm, including a portion of his broad collar. It also includes a piece of a staff, presumably held by him. Remains of red paint cover most of te figure’s skin, and there are traces of reddish pigment on the staff.
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