6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,875
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A PAIR OF COPTIC LEATHER SANDALS
CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
Each with a sole of two layers stitched together, the thong and straps threaded between the layers and knotted together, the upper surface of the sole ornamented with a pattern of punched dots, circles and lines
9¼ in. (23.4 cm.) long (2)
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For a related pair in the Petrie Museum, London, see no. 74 in Friedman, Beyond the Pharaohs, Egypt and the Copts in the 2nd to 7th Centuries A.D.
Dr. Gunger Tezel, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1970.