Object Place: Italy
27.8 x 8.8 x 14.5 cm (10 15/16 x 3 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk velvet with gold metal embroidery, gold metal braid, silk ribbon, and silk lining
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Red silk velvet upper embroidered with gilt-silver yarns and wire in cross on vamp and trimmed with gilt-silver galloon along top, over side and back seams; latchets with red silk ribbon ties with tassels tie over round tongue; red silk binding along top. Round toe. Flat heel covered with red velvet and galloon, top piece. Leather sole. Galloon covered welt. Red silk insole, lining. Condition: velvet split.
Said to have belonged to pope Benedict XIV(1740-1758)
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection