Ivory Figurine of a Man

Egyptian
Early Predynastic Period
4500–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Ali

Dimensions

height x width (largest piece): 4.1 x 1.2 cm (1 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

04.1948

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A schematic human figure with black incised decoration on both sides with drilled eyes. It is made of ivory. It is now in three large pieces with many small fragments. There are deeply carved lines on the body.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Ali.
Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund