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Acquired in 1888 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
attributions_note
bibliography
Frauberger, Heinrich. Antike und fruhmittelalterliche fussbekleidungen aus Achmin-Panoplois. Dusseldorf: [n.p.], [1896], 48p.,ill. PlateIV, no.7.
collection_code
T&F
credit
Acquired from H. Wallis Esq.
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
date_text
ca. 30 BC - AD 300 (made)
descriptive_line
A leather and papyrus sandal, Egyptian, ca. 30BC - AD 300. Elaborately decorated with gold leaf and carving.
dimensions
Length: 245 mm, Width: 58 mm tread, Width: 40 mm waist, Width: 45 mm seat, Thickness: 16 mm sole
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Shoes - Pleasure & Pain (V&A Museum 05/2015-02/2016)
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Acquired from H.Wallis Esq.
id
80947
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:50:01.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:50:01.000Z
latitude
26.69636
location
In Storage
longitude
30.246469
marks
materials
leather, gold leaf, papyrus
materials_techniques
A tanned leather and papyrus sandal with gilding, carving, incising, dyeing and punchwork.
museum_number
7-1888
museum_number_token
71888
object_number
O351641
object_type
Sandal
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
A raised sandal, pointed toe and semi-pointed heel. Egyptian, ca. 30 BC - AD 300 (possibly). Worn. Treadsole: Layer of packed papyrus (?) 3mm thick.Outer edge wrapped with a strip of black leather 8mm wide. Strip missing from waist down. Grain of fibre runs vertically. Thin strip of gold painted around side perimeter. Blackened. Some small holes. Broken at waist. Midsole: Layer of 15mm thick, tightly packed papyrus ?. Grain of fibre changes direction along the sole but much is horizontal. Side of the layer have been carved into a scallop shaped edge (9mm thick) with a strip of gold painted along centre. Top section of this layer is a flat edge (6mm thick) also with a gold stripe. Broken at waist. Treadsole and midsole may be same layer. Insole: Layer of 1mm thick gilded leather applied to the main sole. Decorated with three lines of concentric circles - 1 down centre and 1 either side. Outer circle diameter of 23mm and inner circles diameter of 12mm. Circles contain smalled raised dots and a line of small raised dots runs around the insole perimeter. Circles appear to be incised while dots may be embossed. Deep crack at waist and seat blackened. Straps: Two loops (leather of nails?) on either side of seat. The foot strap would have attached here. Simple straps from forepart (between toes) to either side of seat. 7mm wide and 1mm thick. Stained black at forepart where it threads under insole and pokes out 20mm further towards the tip. Most strap is gilded leather but now is very faded; then returns to black stain where connected to seat. Half of the right strap reamins but is broken at waist. All left strap remains but broken away from seat. They are semi-circular in cut. The left strap is approx. 170mm long from seat to point of insertion under insole.
place
Egypt
primary_image_id
2013GR6092
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
A raised sandal, pointed toe and semi- pointed heel. Egyptian, ca. 30 BC - AD 300 (possibly). Worn. Treadsole: Layer of packed papyrus (?) 3mm thick.Outer edge wrapped with a strip of black leather 8mm wide. Strip missing from waist down. Grain of fibre runs vertically. Thin strip of gold painted around side perimeter. Blackened. Some small holes. Broken at waist. Midsole: Layer of 15mm thick, tightly packed papyrus ?. Grain of fibre changes direction along the sole but much is horizontal. Side of the layer have been carved into a scallop shaped edge (9mm thick) with a strip of gold painted along centre. Top section of this layer is a flat edge (6mm thick) also with a gold stripe. Broken at waist. Treadsole and midsole may be same layer. Insole: Layer of 1mm thick gilded leather applied to the main sole. Decorated with three lines of concentric circles - 1 down centre and 1 either side. Outer circle diameter of 23mm and inner circles diameter of 12mm. Circles contain smalled raised dots and a line of small raised dots runs around the insole perimeter. Circles appear to be incised while dots may be embossed. Deep crack at waist and seat blackened. Straps: Two loops (leather of nails?) on either side of seat. The foot strap would have attached here. Simple straps from forepart (between toes) to either side of seat. 7mm wide and 1mm thick. Stained black at forepart where it threads under insole and pokes out 20mm further towards the tip. Most strap is gilded leather but now is very faded; then returns to black stain where connected to seat. Half of the right strap reamins but is broken at waist. All left strap remains but broken away from seat. They are semi-circular in cut. The left strap is approx. 170mm long from seat to point of insertion under insole.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
sandal
sys_updated
2014-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving, tanning, incising, dyeing, punchwork
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
-35