Coptic Gilded Leather Shoes of a Child

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 4th-6th century A.D.
Material: Leather, Gold
Dimensions: Shoes 13.5 cm and 14 cm long respectively; 22,5 cm x 17,5 cm (dimensions of the frame)
Price: Sold
Ref: 1351
Provenance: From an old Belgian private collection, acquired in the 1970s.
Condition: Unrestored, a shoe ripped open at the back, otherwise both very well preserved.
Description: Finely crafted leather shoes of a child with gold ornaments on them. At the edge, a thin leather strap with gold squares between two thin gold lines pulled around. At the front of the shoe tip is a multi openwork square of gold leaf with a golden loop in the middle. Framed and mounted on a thick cardboard.