COMPASS Title: Sandals of Sebekhetepi

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EA41578

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COMPASS Title: Sandals of Sebekhetepi

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  • COMPASS Title: Sandals of Sebekhetepi

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  • Sandal made of wood with leather strap.

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  • Ebony stool: the finest surviving example of its type, this stool combines precious materials and successful design with superlative craftsmanship. The leather seat dips in a double cove to give contoured support to the body from any of its four sides. Ivory inlay imitating garlands of lotus petals adorns the upper portions of the legs, contrasting brightly with the rich, dark tone of the ebony. Below the lotus garlands are miniature squares of ivory imitating through joints. The supporting lattice bracing, composed of two inner vertical struts on each side, flanked by two angled struts, is also of ivory. Stretchers of ebony terminating in ivory ferrules, which fan out in imitation of a papyrus umbel, hold the legs firmly in place. The legs taper toward the bottom and then flare out again to form a delicate, aesthetically balanced support. Incised rings ornament the tapered half.Blue glazed composition goblet in the form of a lotus flower. Three-legged wooden table; painted representation of Renenutet before offering-table and column of Hieroglyphic text on top. Acacia wood chair; back inlaid with strips of ebony and ivory flowers and points; seat of woven string; lion-paw feet. Pottery jar with cover; cream slip; painted bands of blue lotus-petal decoration; Hieroglyphic text on the shoulder. Sandal made of wood with leather strap. Sandal made of wood with leather strap.

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  • Pair of sandals made of wood with leather straps.

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