<em>Figure of a Male Child</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.58.14.1_erg3.jpg)

Figure of a Male Child

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3000-2675 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 9/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (6.5 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm)


Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 58.14.1

Image: CUR.58.14.1_erg3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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