Woman's or girl's shoe

Italian (Probably Venetian)
1570s


Object Place: Italy (probably Venice)

Dimensions

7 x 8.5 x 22.7 cm (2 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.549

Medium or Technique

Tooled leather, leather, fiber and wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown leather upper punched in horizontal decorative bands, bands of vertical slashes across instep and at toe. Round toe. Brown leather covered wood wedge. Leather sole, insole. Poor condition: soiled and worn, areas of disintegration.

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