Pair of women's platform shoes (chopines)

Italian (Venetian)
1590–1610


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

30.2 x 16.2 x 24 cm (11 7/8 x 6 3/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.556a-b

Medium or Technique

Tooled leather over wood, with metallic braid

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown leather split vamp stamped in chevron motif, trimmed with pink silk tassels. Open toe and sides; wood or cork stilt covered with brown leather with gilt-copper tape over front and back seams. Leather sole, insole, lining.

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