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Relief of Qar seated before a table of offerings

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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

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


Giza, Egypt


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


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief