Leather slipper with a straight sole. The two layers of the sole have a reinforcement patch of three layers at the heel. The insole consists of two halves sewned lengthwise down the centre. The outer edges are included in the sole/upper construction (tunnel stitching). The upper consists of one layer and starts at the back of the heel. It has a red edge binding, which forms a decorative protruding element at the instep.
- Made in: Egypt
- Excavated/Findspot: Antinoupolis
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Sheikh Ibada,Antinoupolis)
- Length: 260 millimetres (sole)
- Width: 78.9 millimetres (sole heel)
- Width: 46.2 millimetres (sole waist)
- Width: 93.6 millimetres (sole front (at widest part))
- Length: 125 millimetres (upper front part)
- Length: 122 millimetres (heel patch)
- Width: 3.4 millimetres (heel patch (from front to back))
- Width: 24.7 millimetres (heel patch (from front to back))
- Width: 70.6 millimetres (heel patch (from front to back))
On Roman footware in general, see Goldman 1994 and Croom 2000, 58-63.
Goldman, N. 1994. Roman footware. In The world of Roman costume, J. Sebesta and L. Bonfante (eds), 101-32. Madison, WI.
Croom, A. 2000. Roman fashion and clothing. Stroud: Tempus.
John de Monins Johnson excavated the site on behalf of the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1913/1914.
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Object reference number: GAA1523
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