Art/ Collection/ Art Object


New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
reign of Thutmose III
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III
Sheet gold
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.
Purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, 1919-1920.

Lilyquist Christine 1987. Ägyptens Aufstieg zur Weltmach. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Phillipp von Zabern, no. 317, pp. 368–9.

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