About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
  • 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
  • Note
    Old label from the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum reads: "Red leather sandals made of gazelle skin [Period BC 200 - 400 AD]". Acquired 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".
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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