About this object

One of a pair of backless slippers in red leather with an embossed design.

Old label from the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum reads: "Red leather sandals made of gazelle skin [Period BC 200 - 400 AD]".
Acquired at Sotheby's 1924-08-06 lot 72

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    300 AD - 500 AD
  • Materials
    Skin Leather
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1924 before
  • Measurements
    before treatment - l: 232mm w: 91mm h: 32mm. after treatment - l: 240mm w: 90mm h: 46mm
  • Related people
    Sotheby's (Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1924-08-06
    How acquired: From Henry Solomon Wellcome
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1924-08-06
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1936-06-25
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Sotheby's

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1924-08-06
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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