Pair of shoes, leather with gilding and embroidery. Coptic, Egypt, ca. 300-500 AD.
Queen Ahmes-Nefertari (ca.1575 -. 1505 BC) was the wife and sister of Pharaoh Ahmose I and mother of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. She was called Great Royal Wife and bore the title of God’s Wife of Amun. She survived her husband and ruled during the reign of her son, whom she survived also likely. She died at the age of about 70 years during the reign of Pharaoh Thutmose I. After her death she was worshiped together with Amenhotep I, as a protective deity of the necropolis of Thebes, particularly in the settlement of Deir el-Medina, which of them together with Amenhotep I had founded.