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Painted fragments of a rowing scene from tomb of Qar

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This fragment executed in low raised relief depicts the right half of a lowered sail held in a mast support with a forked end. It joins 27.1129.1, 27.1129.3 (and 25-5-59 which is not yet located). Overall 27.1129 is a scene depicting men rowing a boat with blocks joining above containing fork...

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From Giza, G 7101,Tomb of Qar. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1927: received by the MFA.

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: 17 x 53 x 23 cm (6 11/16 x 20 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief