Pair of Sandals from the Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu

New Kingdom

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In 1905, Theodore M. Davis found a nearly intact tomb (KV 46) in the Valley of the Kings. KV 46 contained the burials of Yuya and Tjuyu, the parents of Queen Tiye, principal wife of Amenhotep III, mother of Akhenaten, and grandmother of Tutankhamun.

Davis was allowed to keep a portion of the finds which he later gave to the Museum. These include three finely crafted shabtis, two shabti boxes, some shabti tools, two sealed jars, and this pair of sandals. The sandals are made of plaited grass and reeds, with the toe and side straps made of split papyrus.

Pair of Sandals from the Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu, Grass, reed, papyrus

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