Door jamb of Qar

Old Kingdom

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7215 E


Overall: 46 x 27.5 x 16 cm (18 1/8 x 10 13/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



This fragment contains two vertical columns of hieroglyphs in sunk relief facing left giving primarily the titles of Qar. At the bottom of these registers there is the head and shoulder of a figure facing left. This joins 27.2056.1 and 27.2056.3

Overall 27.2056 is a vertcally inscribed rectangular block in three pieces. There is an image at the top of a standing male figure facing left, holding a meat offering. The horizontal text above his head identifies him, “His eldest son, whom he loves, Qar.” To the left of the standing male and below him are two vertical columns of incised text that extend to the edge of the block.


From Giza, G7215E. 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