Object Place: Italy
27.5 x 9.4 x 11 cm (10 13/16 x 3 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk velvet with gold metal thread embroidery, gold metal braid, leather, silk ribbon, and lining
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Red silk velvet upper embroidered with gilt-silver yarns and wire in cross on vamp and trimmed with gilt-silver galloon along top, over side and backseams; latchets with red silk ribbon ties tie over round tongue; red silk binding along top. Round toe. Flat leather heel covered with galloon. Leather sole. Galloon covered welt. Red silk insole, lining. Condition: embroidery worn.
Said to have belonged to pope Pius VII(1800-1823).
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection