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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 51

    A PAIR OF COPTIC LEATHER SANDALS

    CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Dr. Gunger Tezel, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

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