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: 41.5 x 38 x 24 cm (16 5/16 x 14 15/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Smallest depth: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24-12-654

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment exectuted in low raised relief depicts the right torso and right arm of a figure facing right and holding a staff. The figure is wearing a bracelet. Extensive red pigment is exant on the figure.

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