Pair of women's platform shoes (chopines)

Italian (Venetian)
1590–1610


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

30.2 x 16.2 x 24 cm (11 7/8 x 6 3/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.556a-b

Medium or Technique

Tooled leather over wood, with metallic braid

Out on Loan

On display at Sagawa Art Museum, Shiga, June 25, 2016 – August 28, 2016

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown leather split vamp stamped in chevron motif, trimmed with pink silk tassels. Open toe and sides; wood or cork stilt covered with brown leather with gilt-copper tape over front and back seams. Leather sole, insole, lining.

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