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

Accession Number

25-5-38

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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.

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