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Pair of men's shoes

Pair of men's bedroom slipper

Turkish, worn in America
second half of the 19th century

Place of Origin: Turkey; Place of Use: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


7.5 x 9 x 24.7 cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather with linen stitching

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pair of red shoes or slippers; pointed and turned up toe; embossed line through center of instep; red insole with white stitching; stiff brown leather sole.


Label glued to beneath sole: "Gift of/ Mrs. Asa Gray/ Turkish shoes, for man, worn as house shoesby Dr. Asa Gray"


Worn as bedroom slippers by donor's husband, Dr. Asa Gray (1810-1888); Mrs. Asa Gray (Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909); Gift to the MFA, March 30, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray