Sandaled foot, Augustan, late 1st century b.c.–early 1st century a.d.
Ivory; Overall 2 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (6 x 14.3 cm)
Gift of John Marshall, 1925 (25.78.43)
The piece comes from a small statue with flesh parts of ivory and with drapery in another material, perhaps metal or semiprecious stone. The tongue of the sandal is decorated with a personification of the Nile, suggesting that the figure was either an Egyptian divinity or the emperor, triumphant over Egypt.