Sandal

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIII, Hall A

Dimensions

Width x length: 9.5 x 19.4 cm (3 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1484

Medium or Technique

Leather

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

This object part of a sandle made from cowhide, with some strands of hair still adhering (i.e. hair side of the hide faces inward). Though torn with pieces missing, still evident are a back loop strap and a small segment of the top strap.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Provenance

From Kerma, KIII, Hall A. December 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition