Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sandal

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Date:
ca. 1981–1800 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb MMA 109, on surface outside, MMA excavations, 1926–27
Medium:
Leather (rawhide)
Dimensions:
L. 17.5 cm x W. 5-7 cm (6 7/8 x 2-2 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.3.35
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Discovered outside the entrance to Tomb 109 at Deir el-Bahari, this sandal shows signs of wear. Its mate, found with it, was too worn out to preserve.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926–1927. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1927.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 240.

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