Date ca. 2515 BCE
Movement Egyptian | Middle Kingdom | 12th-13th Dynasties
Dimensions height 3.3″
Housed at British Museum, London
Figurines such as these would have also been placed amongst the dead in their tombs. Given this figurine’s emphasized genitalia and the fact that Egyptians associated faience’s blue- green color with fertility, it is possible that this piece was meant to promote rebirth or regeneration in the afterlife.