Cf. F. Friedman (ed.), Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Faience, London, 1998, p. 146, no. 169; and J. Quaegebeur, "Les pantoufles du dieu Thot", abstract in Sesto Congresso Internazionale di Egittologia, Turin, 1992, pp. 521-27, in which the author argues that these slippers are not articles of clothing but deities in their own right, identified either as Wepwawet or the Bau, who served either to open the ways of Thoth or to protect him from dangers en route; also see Sotheby's London, 11 July 1988, lot 54 for a similar statue.