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Sandals

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III
Medium:
Sheet gold
Dimensions:
L. 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in); w. 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in); w. at heel 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
26.8.146a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
These sandals were part of the funerary equipment belonging to one of three foreign wives of Thutmose III. They are made of thin sheet gold that would not have withstood normal wear; they were intended for funerary use only. The sandals are decorated with details intended to imitate the decoration on leather sandals.
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