Leather shoe with mummified foot remains

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


Findspot: Egypt, the Faiyum

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

02.833

Medium or Technique

Leather

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

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