Chopine

Italian (Venetian)
about 1610


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

23.3 x 14 x 22 cm (9 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.555

Medium or Technique

Tooled goat leather with silk cording; wooden stilt

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Stamped brown leather vamp with decorative motif, three slashes at toe, blue silk binding along top. Round toe. Wood chopine covered with brown leather, blue silk (?) tape over open front and back seams. No sole. Stamped brown leather insole with diamonds and dots, leather lining.

Provenance

Coll. Simonetti (Rome); by 1943, purchased by Elizabeth Day McCormick; gift to the MFA (January 1, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection