Relief of Qar and Idu hunting wildfowl

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

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7101


Overall: 61 x 110.5 x 20.6 cm, 212.3 kg (24 x 43 1/2 x 8 1/8 in., 468 lb.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2020


The Ancient World



Limestone. Block with figures of Qar and Idu, hunting in the marshes. color preserved on figures and intraces on the background. From stairway in the tomb of Qar.


From Giza, tomb G 7101. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1925)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition