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 x 74 x 17.5 cm (8 11/16 x 29 1/8 x 6 7/8 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 three oxen being led by three tethers by a striding figure facing right. The figure is preserved up to the waist level. The right side of this block joins the left side of 25-5-48.1.


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