Ecclesiastical shoe

mid-18th century

Object Place: Italy


27 x 9.7 x 13.7 cm (10 5/8 x 3 13/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin with gold metal thread embroidery, gold metal braid, silk ribbon, leather, and silk lining

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red silk satin upper embroidered with gilt-silver yarns and wire in cross on vamp and trimmed with gilt-silver galloon along top, over side and back seams; latchets with red silk ribbon ties with tassels tie over high round tongue; red silk binding along top. Round toe. Flat heel covered with galloon, top piece. Leather sole. Galloon covered welt. Red silk insole, lining. Condition: galloon on tongue missing.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection