Statue of a Family Group
Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Late 5th to early 6th Dynasty, 2371-2298 B.C.E.
Limestone, 28 15/16 x 9 1/16 x 9 13/16 in. (73.5 x 23 x 25 cm)
Brooklyn #37.17E, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund

(From the info card.)
"Family statues from the Old Kingdom often depict the adult male as the largest figure, indicating his position as head of the household. Here, the much smaller figure of the woman is shown kneeling and embracing her husband's leg in a conventional Egyptian gesture of love and support. The couple's son is depicted naked with his hair in a sidelock and a finger to his mouth—a standard way of indicating that he is a young child."

At the Met Museum:

Demedji & Hennutsen

Nikare and Family