Relief of Idu's son Qar from tomb of Idu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, dynasty 6, reign of Pepi I or later
2338–2170 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7102 E

Dimensions

Overall: Legacy dimensions 72 x 32.5 cm (28 3/8 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1518

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This is composed of five joined fragments from the corner block from the tomb of Idu. It shows the upper half of Idu’s son Qar holding a long scepter and wearing an animal skin. He has a wesekh collar, bracelet, short beard and curled wig. There is a portion of one column of text with his titles and the name Qar.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7102 E, [originally from middle level chamber of G 7102, Idu]. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition