Statuette of a Seated Boy
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
ca. 3000-2675 B.C.E.
I Dynasty-II Dynasty
Early Dynastic Period
2 9/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (6.5 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin
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Statuette of a Seated Boy, ca. 3000-2675 B.C.E. Limestone, 2 9/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (6.5 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, 58.14.1. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/20/2007
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Limestone statuette of a seated boy. Figure squats on haunches with knees raised, right elbow on knee with hand raised to mouth. Left hand rests on knee; body apparently nude. Probably a votive offering for a male child or for some purpose connected with one.
Condition: Entire surface worn. Several cracks run through sculpture, particularly through the head.
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