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: 15.9 x 35.2 x 15.2 cm (6 1/4 x 13 7/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment is finely-executed in low, raised relief and depicts a portion of a figure, possibly the upper torso (?) on the right side and two thick incised lines on the left. The figure (?) is painted red and there is also black pigment on the undecorated portion of the surface.


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