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Carter No.: 021g

Handlist description: Decorated sandal (pair to 021f)

Card/Transcription No.: 021gh

21 Contents (cont.) 22

(g) Pair to (f). Right foot. under (f), at R. angles.


<> 30.5 6

Sandal of leather sole being of raw hide, now reduced to a black resinous mass. At S.E. corner of box. R. foot. L. 30.5 cm.; W. at heel 8 cm., at instep 7.5, at widest 9.5. At 5mm from edge all round double row of flat gold wire 2mm. wide, sewn into sole thus <>. Outside this, at intervals of 2 - 2.5cm. tiny gold hollow bosses 3mm. in diam. They were attached to the leather by means of loops soldered to their under sides. At point of toe a larger boss 7mm. in diam. Similar one at toe, inside wire. Toe thong a round stick, covered with leather(?) and ornamented at close interval with the same layer gold bosses. Binding and buckle see notes on pair.(i)

Card no. 021gh relating to Carter no. 021g
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