Chopine

Italian (Venetian)
17th century


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

17 x 13.2 x 23 cm (6 11/16 x 5 3/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.557

Medium or Technique

Tooled leather with silk tape and tassel, and wood stilt

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Tooled dark red leather vamp with decorative bands and gold silk tassels. Open toe and sides. Wood stilt covered with dark red leather trimmed with gold silk tape over front and back seams. Leather sole, insole, lining. Condition: insole pitted.

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