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This pair of sandals is made of plaited reed, palm leaves, and papyrus, with pointed and curled toes and tightly woven at the edges. The toe and ankle straps are missing. On long-term loan since 2005 from the British Museum who acquired them at auction in 1880.


Goodridge, Wendy and Stuart Williams 2005. Offerings from the British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 20] Veldmeijer, André J. 2009. Studies of ancient Egyptian footwear. Technological aspects. Part XII: fibre shoes. British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan 14, 97–129. [99]

Last modified: 16 Oct 2023

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