Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Wood, gesso, pigment
30 B.C.E.- 2nd century C.E.
Roman period (probably)
2 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 6 11/16 in. (5.2 x 7.8 x 17 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Two (2) holes for pegs, painted yellow with red outlines of toenails; red and white sandal strap.
Right Foot, 30 B.C.E.- 2nd century C.E. Wood, gesso, pigment, 2 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 6 11/16 in. (5.2 x 7.8 x 17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.2041.2E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.2041.2E_mummychamber_2014.jpg)
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Why the holes?
These feet come from an anthropoid coffin and they were attached to a coffin in these spots. Pegs would have fin into the holes and then plastered and painted over so you couldn't see them.
If you look closely, you can notice the outline of Greco-Roman sandals on the feet.