Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Textiles case
Object Type
Clothing, Sandal
Plant products (Palm leaf) | Plant products (Reed)
Length: 315mm | Width: 92mm
Number of Elements
2 (one pair)

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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. They are on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired therm at auction in 1880.


Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. 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 Feb 2021

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