Man's shoe

possibly Italian
1650–60


Object Place: Italy (possibly)

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 8.5 x 22 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.) Other (heel): 8cm (3 1/8in.)

Accession Number

44.554

Medium or Technique

Leather, silk cord and tassels

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White leather upper, narrow latchets with white string ties with tassels cross behind and tie thru narrow pointed tongue. Square toe. Red painted stacked leather heel, top piece. Leather sole with lift at front painted red on sides. Leather welt, insole. White leather lining. Condition: soiled, leather at back deteriorated, paint on one side of heel worn.

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