Footwear card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Part of front of shoe decorated with applique flowers. Sole and upper part of show broken apart. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, very dry and brittle, worn, old infestation, surface loss, surface dirt. Ex Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 31217 (check number 17712 "Shoe, embroidered, foreportion"); 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".