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Relief of Qar and Idu hunting wildfowl

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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

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


Giza, Egypt


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

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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief