Advertising shoe

Netherlandish or German
17th century

Object Place: Netherlands or Germany


20.3 x 13 x 39.2 cm (8 x 5 1/8 x 15 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood painted, metal, mirror lined with wool batting and wool plain weave cloth

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Carved wood with brown painted cap, quarters, tassel at throat, heel; white painted vamp with Gothic initials “G” and “N” on either side(oriented vertically). Turned-back long square toe. Mirror(broken) on heel of insole. Nail at throat; hook at heel for hanging.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection