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Leather shoe with mummified foot remains

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This leather shoe is largely preserved. The shoe was worn as burial clothing, as evidenced by the mummified remains of a foot and swaths of linen wrappings attached to the ankle portion. This shoe is one of a pair that also includes object 02.832.

Provenance

From the Faiyum. 1902: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; 1902: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; 1902: sent over to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

the Faiyum, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.833

Medium or Technique

Leather

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes