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Carter No.: 021k

Handlist description: Decorated shoe (pair to 021l)

Card/Transcription No.: 021k-26

21 Contents (cont) 26

(K) (cont.). Fastening across instep, at place where slope down of side of shoe begins.


2.5 5

Each side of shoe

Broad bands = lengths of gold filagree, fitting at ends into gold


Narrow bands, circular pieces of wood, or possibly leather. Central bar same as narrow bands.

Uncertain how these semicircles were fastened at top.

Loose in the shoe there was a flying duck or goose in solid gold. 1.9 long by 1.2 wide across spread of wing. In centre a round hole for attachment to peg or thread. May have acted as clasp to semicircles at top.

At end of side flaps there was another attachment over foot, consisting of lattice work of thin gold wire, 1.2 cm. wide. This covered with black substance (?)leather. Method of attachment to side of shoe doubtful.

Treatment: Treated remains of sides & heels with solution of Canada balsam dissolved in xylene applied by means of a pipette.

Card no. 021k-26 relating to Carter no. 021k
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