Painted fragments of a rowing scene from tomb of Qar

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

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7101, Qar


Overall: 37.7 x 51.7 x 11 cm (14 13/16 x 20 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Five joining fragments of low raised relief depicting portions of five men facing right and standing in a boat while rowing comprise this portion of the scene. There are traces of red, redish brown, black, and blue pigments remaining. This joins blocks 27.1129.2 above and block 25-5-59 which is not yet located.
Overall 27.1129 is a scene depicting men rowing a boat with blocks joining above containing fork shaped wooden mast supports holding the masts and a two line inscription to the right.


From Giza, G 7101,Tomb of Qar. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1927: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition