- Museum number
Pair of painted and gilded leather sandals.
Height: 0.20 centimetres (left sandal)
Height: 0.20 centimetres (right sandal)
Length: 20.90 centimetres
Length: 21.10 centimetres
Width: 7 centimetres
Width: 7.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Besides their practical function, sandals were regarded as important symbolic items for the adornment of the blessed dead. They were placed on or near the mummy in the burial chamber, to enable the deceased to leave the tomb at will and to tread his enemies underfoot.
J.H. Taylor and N.C. Strudwick, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from The British Museum, Santa Ana and London 2005, pp. 88-9, pl. on p. 89.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number