Pair of Sandals


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This well-made pair of palm-leaf sandals for an infant is similar in style (with a thong emerging between the big and second toes and an ankle strap) to forty-one single sandals and two pairs found at Kellis (modern Ismant al-Kharab) in Dakhla Oasis, though the Museum’s pair has pointed rather than square toes. Palm footwear was traditional in Egypt, and palm-leaf soles, such as those seen here, are frequently seen on children’s and smaller-sized adult sandals.

Pair of Sandals, Palm leaf with the inner sole made of strips, the lower sole in basket weave, and the straps plaited, Coptic

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