Sandal

Nubian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Dimensions

Width x length: 10.8 x 25.8 cm (4 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4767

Medium or Technique

Leather

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

Leather sandal; sole decorated with incised lines; leather thongs for straps. With one associated fragment (2 total). Possibly a pair with 72.4768.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way