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The Iron Age

Craft and Industry

Leather Shoe, Lochmaben

Period:
Iron Age
Description:

This item is an accurate replica of a shoe found preserved in peat moss near Lochmaben. Made of leather, this facsimile is based closely upon an Iron Age original, and is either a shoe or a sandal. Formed from one flat piece of leather drawn up with a leather lace tie, the shoe has a seam sown at the back of the heel.

Place of Discovery:
Lochmaben
Materials/Media:
Leather
Dimensions:
length (max): 280 mm width (max): 90 mm height (max): 55 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM: 1965.117
Digital Number:
RPD0312
References:
BLACK, George F and BISSET, Joseph - "Catalogue of Dr Grierson's Museum, Thornhill, 1894". Dumfries: Courier and Herald Offices, 1894, p72: [extract]


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