In ancient Egypt, tombs were filled with everything one would need in the afterlife, from food to footwear. In this short video, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Lisa Rotondo-McCord takes a close look at a pair of 3,000-year-old sandals found in the tomb of Queen Nefertari.
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Queen Nefertari’s Egypt is organized by the Museo Egizio, Turin, and StArt, in collaboration with the New Orleans Museum of Art. The presentation in New Orleans is made possible by the generous support of New Orleans & Company; Louisiana Office of Cultural Development; the Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; the Charitable Lead Annuity Trust under the Will of Louis Feil; the Booth-Bricker Fund; the Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries, a Dignity Memorial provider; Nina Dhurandhar, MD; Mallory Savoie; Elisabeth French; and Kenya and Quentin Messer.