Late Roman Mule

After Finds from Egypt

This is only a first try and not an exact replica of any one of the couple of slippers found in Achmim Panopolis and other places in Egypt that feature plant and animal ornaments on the vamp, underlayed with thin gold sheets or gilded leather. The ornament copies a find now in the Louvre. Dating is unclear, but generally those slippers are thought to be 4th to 6th century.

The leather (goat) I dyed with madder.

Literature:

Musee du Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Egyptiennes. Catalogue des Chaussures de L'Antiquite Egyptienne. 2000
Frauberger, Heinrich. Antike und frühmittelalterliche Fussbekleidungen aus Achmim-Panopolis. Düsseldorf: 1896