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Pair of sandals from the Burial of Amenhotep

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, below the Tomb of Senenmut (TT 71), burial of Amenhotep, inside coffin near foot, MMA excavations, 1935–36
Cow hide, calf skin, stained red
L. 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.); Greatest w. 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.), th. of soles 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.3.159a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
A pair of leather sandals were found near the foot of the mummy inside the coffin of the child Amenhotep (36.3.153). The leather has been stained red and the upper sides of the soles have been lightly incised with geometric decoration.
Museum excavations, 1935–1936. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1936.

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