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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:
Gold
Dimensions:
L. 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in); w. 10 cm. (3 15/16); w. at heel 7 cm. (2 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
26.8.148a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
These Gold sandals belonged to the funerary accoutrements of an Egyptian queen of Thutmose III in the middle of Dynasty 18. Similar gold sandals were found on the mummy of Tutankhamun, one of Thutmose's descendents who ruled at the end of the same dynasty.
Purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, 1920.

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