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Pair of woman's shoes

Russian, worn in America

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


7.5 x 8.5 x 26.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with silk thread and ribbon embroidery, ermine fur, and leather

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pair of black velvet shoes or slippers, square toe embroidered with pink and red ribbon work flowers with green stems and leaves; white and black fur trim (possibly ermine); white fur lining; flat brown leather sole


"15" stamped beneath sole


Mrs. Asa Gray (Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909); Gift to the MFA, March 30, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray