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[Block of] limestone wall relief; [raised relief, swamp (marsh) hunting scene, two male figures (facing right), Qar with right arm upraised with throwstick in hand, Idu (behind Qar) holding throwstick in right and and three birds in left]; joins 25-5-6. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs. Illustration scale: 1:10


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    G 7101
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Width: 50 cm Length: 1 m
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 27.1130
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Qar (G 7101)
  • Attested
    Idu (in G 7101)
  • Remarks
    MFA 27.1130 = 25-5-6 + 25-5-47
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7101

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 474-475, cat. 196.

    Galeris nationales du Grand Palais (France), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York N.Y.), and Royal Ontario Museum. L'art Égyptien Au Temps Des Pyramides : Paris, Galeries Nationales Du Grand Palais 6 Avril-12 Juillet 1999, New-York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art 16 Septembre 1999-9 Janvier 2000, Toronto, Musée Royal De L'ontario 13 Février-22 Mai 2000. Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux 1999, p. 365, cat. 189.

    Markowitz, Yvonne J., Joyce L. Haynes, and Rita E. Freed. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids: Highlights from the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition. Boston: MFA Publications, 2002, pp. 112-113, cat. 46.

    Simpson, William Kelly. The Mastabas of Qar and Idu, G 7101 and 7102. Giza Mastabas 2. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1976, pp. 2, 15, pl. Va, figs. 15, 18b.

Photos 3

People 2

Ancient People

  • Idu (in G 7101)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA mrjj=f] his beloved son) of Qar (owner of G 7101). Appears in chapel relief, room E (north wall, standing before his father and grandmother, depicted as young boy); in situ in G 7101. Appears on displaced block of relief block (25-5-47 = MFA 27.1130), identifed as [sS a nswt xft-Hr sAb jmj-r sSw] royal document scribe in the presence, juridicial overseer of scribes; found in G 7101 (originally from upper stairway). Name appears on displaced block of relief (25-5-46) originally from lower stairway (south wall), and in situ in room E (west wall, north of false door). Possibly same individual as Idu (G 7102), owner of G 7102.
  • Qar (G 7101)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 7101. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (chapel relief, architrave, door jambs, pillar), identified variously as [jmj-r kAt nbt xntj-S mnnfr-mrjjra Xrj tp nswt sS a nswt xft-Hr mAa] overseer of all works, palace attendant of (the pyramid-town) Mennefer-Meryre (Pepi I), he who is at the head of the king, true royal document scribe in the presence; in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Qar (in G 7102), son of Idu (owner of G 7102). The relationship between Qar and Idu is difficult to determine; it seems certain that they are father and son, but it is not clear which is which since they each have a son named after the other (i.e. Qar has a son named Idu, Idu has a son named Qar). Qar (G 7101) has a sister named Bendjyt who may be identical to Bendjet, a daughter of Idu (G 7102), in which case Idu would be the father of Qar, but this is not at all certain.