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  • Sandaled foot, Augustan, late 1st century b.c.–early 1st century a.d.
    Roman
    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.

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  • Sandaled foot, Augustan, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
    Roman
    Ivory; Overall 2 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (6 x 14.3 cm)
    Gift of John Marshall, 1925 (25.78.43)


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