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 2015-03-08.
  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