London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN WOOD MODEL SANDALS
MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII-XIII, CIRCA 1985-1650 B.C.
White painted, the thong and straps held together with wood tangs and attachments
10 in. (25.5 cm.) long max. (2)
Collection of the Dutch composer, writer and multimedia artist Dick Raaijmakers (b. 1930); with Gallery of Ancient Art, Amsterdam, 1975.
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These were not made for everyday life but as models in roughly correct size for use by the deceased in the after-life. For similar cf. M. Jorgensen, Egypt I, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1996, p. 116, no. 44.
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