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Statuette of a Seated Boy? or Man?

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
DATES ca. 3100-2800 B.C.E.
DYNASTY I Dynasty (probably)
PERIOD Early Dynastic Period
DIMENSIONS 2 1/4 × 1 3/8 × 1 5/8 in. (5.7 × 3.5 × 4.1 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Statuette of a Seated Boy? or Man?, ca. 3100-2800 B.C.E. Faience, 2 1/4 × 1 3/8 × 1 5/8 in. (5.7 × 3.5 × 4.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 57.165.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.57.165.6_NegID_57.165.2_GRPA_print_cropped_bw.jpg)
IMAGE detail, CUR.57.165.6_NegID_57.165.2_GRPA_print_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Statuette of seated boy (?) or man (?) ion green fayence. Figure apparently nude with left hand held to mouth and is seated in high-backed chair. Right hand against thigh. Wide flat head with eyes and mouth indicated by incisions. A rare type. All surfaces glazed. Condition: Glaze worn and in places chipped slightly.
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