Pair of miniature shoes

Peruvian
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, North Coast

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 6.5 x 9.2 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.662a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool, cotton tapestry, plain weave (lining); appliqué metal plaques; metal soles

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red wool weft and white cotton warp weaving with metal (silver, copper, lead, arsenic content) plates and soles.

Provenance

By 1968, Arts of the Four Quarters, Ltd., New York [see note]; probably sold by Arts of the Four Quarters to Landon T. Clay, Boston; 1975, gift of Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 8, 1975)

NOTE: "Art of Ancient Peru and Ecuador," a sales exhibition organized in cooperation with André Emmerich, Arts of the Four Quarters, Ltd., New York, 1968, cat. no. 24.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay