Egyptian Child's Leather Sandals

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Liana Miate
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published on 01 June 2017

Child's sandals. New Kingdom, about 1550-1069 BCE. From Thebes, Egypt. The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia).

Sandals are often found in tombs. They are usually made of woven reeds or wood, but this pair is made of leather. Sandals could be a sign of wealth, as most adults and children are depicted barefoot in ancient Egyptian art.



About the Author

Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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