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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African, South African
Title:Shoe
Type:Clothing
Materials:Wood, stone, silver (?)
Place Made:South Africa; Swahili Coast
Measurements:overall: 4 3/8 x 9 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.; 11.1125 x 24.765 x 8.5725 cm
Narrative Inscription:  In ink on object: "Mohammedan Shoe Cape Colony So. Africa M. Newton"
Accession Number:  MH 2003.26.6
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Missionary Cabinet. Wooden "flip-flop" with platforms beneath the heel and ball, a red-painted mushroom-shaped knob between the big and first toes, and inlaid stones (and silver?) in star, in circle patterns.

Tags:
African

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