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Pair of Shoes

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Description The central motif of a cross suggests that this pair of leather shoes was made for a priest, although they could also have been worn by an upper-class man. Many poor people in this period went barefoot, including shoemakers, while those who could afford to wore sandals (government officials); slippers (monks and clergy); or boots (soldiers and laborers).
Provenance John P. Demoleas (Saint Peter's Foundation), New Brunswick, New Jersey, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1993, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1993

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6th-9th century (Late Antique)
partially gilded leather
Accession Number
VO.95 (73.140, 73.141)
Each H: 3 9/16 x L: 10 1/4 x W: 3 9/16 in. (9 x 26 x 9 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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