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: 22 x 74 x 17.5 cm (8 11/16 x 29 1/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1714

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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.

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