Jun 23, 2011
Woman’s burial shoes, Egypt, c.400-600 AD. Leather with gilt; embroidered with silk thread; sewn with linen thread. Sewn in turnshoe style (seams on the inside to protect the sewing). The shoes’ wearer was likely a Coptic Christian:
"Early Christians wished to present themselves in their finest clothes  at the moment of resurrection of the body. For women that included hair  covering and also shoes."

Woman’s burial shoes, Egypt, c.400-600 AD. Leather with gilt; embroidered with silk thread; sewn with linen thread. Sewn in turnshoe style (seams on the inside to protect the sewing). The shoes’ wearer was likely a Coptic Christian:

"Early Christians wished to present themselves in their finest clothes at the moment of resurrection of the body. For women that included hair covering and also shoes."

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