Footwear card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Footwear

1973.2.120

Currently not on display

Plain black slipper. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Surface dirt, surface loss, very worn, dry and brittle. Ex Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 31217 (check number 17701 "Shoe, black leather, Coptic, Egypt); purchased for Sir Henry Wellcome at Stevens's auction house, London, 6 August 1924 lot 72 "Roman wooden box containing original thread, and 12 Roman and Coptic shoes, all found in Egypt, rare".