Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis (Aboot this soond[ˌmɑnəkə(m) ˈpɪs] ; "Little man Pee" in Dutch; French: le Petit Julien) is a laundmerk smaw bronze sculptur (61 cm)[1] in Brussels, depictin a nakit wee boy urinatin intae a foontain's basin. It wis designed bi Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder an put in place in 1618 or 1619.[2]

Manneken Pis
Bruxelles Manneken Pis.jpg
AirtistJerome Duquesnoy
Year1388: oreeginal version
1619 (1619): current version
Dimensions61 cm (24 in)
Coordinates50°50′42″N 4°21′00″E / 50.84499°N 4.34998°E / 50.84499; 4.34998Coordinates: 50°50′42″N 4°21′00″E / 50.84499°N 4.34998°E / 50.84499; 4.34998


  1. "Manneken Pis Brussels Belgium". Retrieved 8 Mairch 2015.
  2. Naomi Miller, Fountains as Metaphor from Fountains, Splash and Spectacle, Water and Design from the Renaissance to the Present, edited by Marilyn Symmes, Thames and Hundson and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. 1998