Footwear card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Three parts of red shoe. Red upper broken away from the sole. Sole broken into two pieces. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Old infestation, surface loss, very dry and brittle, surface dirt, incomplete. Ex Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 31217 (check number 17708 "Shoe, red leather, Coptic"); purchased for Sir Henry Wellcome at Stevens' 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".