7 December 2000
TWO ROMAN BRONZE FEET
Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D.
The right and left foot each clad in crepidae sandals with trochades elements, the foot-formed soles with a thin band across the vamp, a tongue (lingua) across the top of the foot tied at the ankle to the enclosed heel, the well-modelled feet naturalistically rendered with the knuckles and toe nails delineated, preserving traces of iron pins in the back and sole for attachment
26 in. (5.5 cm) high each (2)
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For a description of the different types of sandals worn in the Roman world see Chapter 1.6, pp. 101-129 in Sebesta and Bonfante, The World of Roman Costume.
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