Relief of Qar seated before a table of offerings

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

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7107 (tomb of Qar), stairway


Overall: 62 x 118 cm, 186 kg (24 7/16 x 46 7/16 in., 410 lb.) Framed (aluminum L-armature with wooden border and wall securement tabs): 71.8 x 135.3 x 19.4 cm (28 1/4 x 53 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Not On View


The Ancient World



This large block from a tomb chapel decorated in low raised relief shows the tomb owner, Qar, seated before a table of offerings. The color is largely preserved. the block is in pieces, but the scene is nearly complete.


From Giza, tomb G 7101 (tomb of Qar), stairway. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1925)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition