<em>Figure of a Man</em>, ca. 3500–3300 B.C.E. Terracotta, pigment, 6 3/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 in. (15.7 x 5.7 x 2.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1269. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 35.1269_front_PS6.jpg)

Figure of a Man

Medium: Terracotta, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3500–3300 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 6 3/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 in. (15.7 x 5.7 x 2.6 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 35.1269

Image: 35.1269_front_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing terracotta figurine of a man. "Bird type" head. Arms indicated by triangular stumps. Large phallus. Division of legs indicated by deep incision on front and back. Lower part of legs missing but presumably ended in tapering point. Condition: Broken at waist and assembled. Apparently hair was depicted by an overlay, most of which is now lost. Torso and head are a much darker red than the lower part of the body. Lower part of base missing. Minor chips on neck and breast.

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