Leather shoe with mummified foot remains
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Findspot: Egypt, the Faiyum
Length: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription