Pair of Sandals from the Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep III
- ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (KV 46), Davis/Quibell & Weigall excavations, 1905
- Grass, reed, papyrus
- Left: L. 30.4 × W. 9 × H. 11 cm (11 15/16 × 3 9/16 × 4 5/16 in.); Right: L. 30.4 × W. 10.5 × H. 8.8 cm (11 15/16 × 4 1/8 × 3 7/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1910
- Accession Number:
- 10.184.1a, b
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 two sealed jars (11.155.7, .9), this pair of sandals, two shabti boxes and three shabtis (30.8.56–.60), and a group of shabti tools (30.8.61-.64).
These sandals are made of plaited grass and reeds, with the toe and side straps made of split papyrus.