Pair of scarpine

Probably French
1500–50


Object Place: probably France

Dimensions

7.5 x 11.9 x 28.2 cm (2 15/16 x 4 11/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.525a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather covered with silk velvet, silk binding tape, and leather sole and lining

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red silk velvet upper with three slashes with red silk binding on vamp; lapped side seams. Broad, claw-like toe. Leather sole. Flat stacked leather heel, top piece. Brown leather insole, red leather lining. Condition: worn, some splitting of velvet, leather. [Styled in first half of 15th century fashion.]

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection