Shoe with rounded toe; leather; high-heeled sole; decoration on upper; band of vertical slashing followed by zigzag pattern of lines in pairs; line of horizontal slashes in middle; scalloped border and vertical slashes on heel.
- Length: 24.6 centimetres
7 September 1991
Appears to have been previously treated with PEG.The leather is hard,inflexible, distorted and flattened.Residues of mould and dirt residues occur on all of the surfaces.
Brush vacuumed the surfaces to remove mould spores and loose dirt. Placed fragment into a humidity chamber at approx 75 % RH for a total of 5 days. During that time the form was gradually padded out with tissue paper.The shoe was then removed from the chamber. A tear along the scalloped edge was reinforced by adhering (using an approx 10% Mowilith 50 (polyvinyl acetate) in IMS:Acetone/50:50% solution). A japanese paper tab was put onto the interior surface edges. The tab was inpainted with Rowney cryla acrylic paints, to match the surrounding areas of leather.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCM6593
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