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TWO PAIRS OF ETRUSCAN BRONZE AND WOOD SANDALS
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
TWO PAIRS OF ETRUSCAN BRONZE AND WOOD SANDALS

CIRCA 7TH CENTURY B.C.

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TWO PAIRS OF ETRUSCAN BRONZE AND WOOD SANDALS
Circa 7th Century B.C.
Each with the wood sole in two parts surrounded by bronze sheet held in place by small bronze nails, with iron pins inserted around the outside edge of the bottom of the sole for traction, with four slots on each sole presumably for the attachment of the leather straps, the smaller pair preserving a bronze loop and nail for attachment of the leather thong, one sole of the larger pair preserving part of the leather hinge for joining of the two parts, the upper surfaces with depressions conforming to the feet of the ancient owner
11¼ in. (28.8 cm) for the longest (4)

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For similar sandals see p. 253 in Bonfante, Etruscan Life and Afterlife.
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