Figure of a Man
This flat, extremely elongated figure wears only a penis sheath. The arms, now mostly lost, originally extended down along the figure's body. Inlays of another material once filled the vacant eyeholes.
- Medium: Ivory
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 4000-3800 B.C.E.
- Period: Predynastic Period, early Naqada I Period
- Dimensions: 11/16 x 7 1/16 in. (1.8 x 17.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 35.1268
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Figure of a Man, ca. 4000-3800 B.C.E. Ivory, 11/16 x 7 1/16 in. (1.8 x 17.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1268. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Free-standing elongated ivory figure of a man wearing a so-called Libyan sheath. Eyes circular and originally inlaid. Prominent ears, elongated face. Legs entirely in the round. Few details indicated on body. Arms, now missing, were very elongated, extending down well onto thighs. Condition: Arms missing. Inlay of eyes missing. Back of head missing.
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)