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: 23 x 71 x 17.5 cm (9 1/16 x 27 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World



This rectangular block, executed in fine raised relief, depicts the tomb owner’s feet facing left. He is wearing finely detailed sandals and his front foot is arched to support him leaning forward on his staff. There are vertical border lines on the both sides of the block and in the right border there are traces of two hieroglyphs. There is a great deal of red-brown pigment remaining.


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