Pair of miniature shoes

Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, North Coast


Overall: 10 x 6.5 x 9.2 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, cotton tapestry, plain weave (lining); appliqué metal plaques; metal soles

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red wool weft and white cotton warp weaving with metal (silver, copper, lead, arsenic content) plates and soles.


By 1968, Arts of the Four Quarters, Ltd., New York [see note]; probably sold by Arts of the Four Quarters to Landon T. Clay, Boston; 1975, gift of Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 8, 1975)

NOTE: "Art of Ancient Peru and Ecuador," a sales exhibition organized in cooperation with André Emmerich, Arts of the Four Quarters, Ltd., New York, 1968, cat. no. 24.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay