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Mummy trappings: sandal

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This item is part of a set of mummy trappings, all made of cartonnage (plaster-soaked linen), consisting of a long, rectangular apron, a pectoral (collar), and two sandal soles. All pieces are intricately detailed, with much of the paint and gilding preserved. This sole of a cartonnage sandal...

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By 1958: Horace L. Mayer collection; March 7, 1958: lent to the MFA by Horace L. Meyer; December 21, 1959: given to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 21, 1959)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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


Width x length: 7.7 x 23.9 cm (3 1/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gilded and painted cartonnage


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings