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.
#3400. Jewelry of Three Wives of Thutmose III
#1154. Kids: Jewelry of Three Wives of Thutmose III, Part 1
#1155. Kids: Jewelry of Three Wives of Thutmose III, Part 2
Purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, 1919-1920.
Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 138, fig. 74.
Dorman, Peter F., Prudence Harper, and Holly Pittman 1987. Egypt and the Ancient Near East in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 50.
Lilyquist, Christine 1987. Ägyptens Aufstieg zur Weltmach. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Phillipp von Zabern, no. 317, pp. 368–9.
Lilyquist, Christine 2003. The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III. 2003. New York, pp. 133–34, no. 32; p. 201, fig. 117; pp. 279, 333, 351.