Rare pair of shoes of note with a curved... - Lot 23 - Thierry de Maigret

Lot 23
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2000 - 3000 EUR
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Result : 3 220EUR
Rare pair of shoes of note with a curved... - Lot 23 - Thierry de Maigret
Rare pair of shoes of note with a curved front end. The sole is composed of a large checkerboard weave. The edge that leaves the toes free is finely braided on the outside and smooth on the inside. This type of shoe was very complex to manufacture and was reserved for the elite.
Palm and papyrus leaves. Restitution of the curved part at the front and of a lateral strap. Small gaps on the sides.
Egypt, New Kingdom.
L : 36 cm
Provenance :
Ex Bonham's sale of April 29, 2009 from an English collection acquired in 1952.
Similar examples in the Egyptian museum of Turin, Oxford, Leiden, Cairo.
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