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: 23.5 x 22 x 7 cm (9 1/4 x 8 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

25-5-18

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

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.

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