Egyptian sandal made of leather

From the Charles Ede Instagram Account
April 13, 2021


Egyptian sandal made of leather
New Kingdom, 18th-20th Dynasty, c.1550-1069 BC
Length 23.4cm

Acquired from Charles Ede by a major Australian museum in 2007.

The majority of sandals from ancient Egypt are made of reed-work; examples in leather would have only been worn by the very wealthy and are therefore comparatively rare.

The elaborate decoration in darker leather forms a chequerboard pattern round the outer edge, and a thinner band towards the centre and round the heel.

The exposed underside reveals the stitching technique.

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