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Pair of woman's shoes

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Pair of black velvet shoes or slippers, square toe embroidered with pink and red ribbon work flowers with green stems and leaves; white and black fur trim (possibly ermine); white fur lining; flat brown leather sole

Marks

"15" stamped beneath sole

Provenance

Mrs. Asa Gray (Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909); Gift to the MFA, March 30, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray

Russian, worn in America, 1840s

Place of Use

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Origin

Russia

Dimensions

7.5 x 8.5 x 26.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.155-156

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with silk thread and ribbon embroidery, ermine fur, and leather

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes