Footwear card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Footwear

1973.2.132

Currently not on display

Heel part of sole of child's black thong sandal. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, very dry and brittle, surface loss, surface dirt. Ex Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 31217 (check number 17709 "Sole of show, Coptic Egypt"); 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".