Relief fragment from the tomb of Qar

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

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7101, Tomb of Qar, chapel


Overall: 28 x 78 x 25 cm (11 x 30 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This rectangular slab, executed in fine raised relief, depicts the mid-torso and legs to knees of a male figure facing right, wearing a kilt and carrying a large fish under his right arm. To the right are hieroglyphs reading ‘Nakhti.’ There is a vertical borderline along the left side. There is a hand of another figure grasping a staff below the hieroglyphs, on the right. There is reddish-brown pigment on the arm and legs and on areas of the hieroglyphs.


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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition