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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1878,0907.5

  • Description

    Two fragments of cloth cut to the shape of upper part of a shoe; plain silk twill lining; much discoloured. Traces of sewing on the bottom where joined to sole, around top, and from the front of the toes to the front of the ankle, and either side of heel.

  • Date

    • 12thC(late)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 13 inches
    • Height: 6.25 inches
  • Curator's comments

    Associated dates : 1190-1197.

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    7 March 1991

    Treatment proposal

    Remove from frame and remount.

    Condition

    The textile is framed. Backing is dampened with water leaking into storage case from melting snow.

    Treatment details

    The textile was removed from frame and damp backing allowed to dry. The artifact itself was unaffected by water. After consultation with M&LA the object was reframed in the original frame and returned to the Department.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1878

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1878,0907.5

Two fragments of cloth cut to the shape of upper part of a shoe; late 12thC

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Two fragments of cloth cut to the shape of upper part of a shoe; late 12thC

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