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Stamped brown leather vamp with decorative motif, three slashes at toe, blue silk binding along top. Round toe. Wood chopine covered with brown leather, blue silk (?) tape over open front and back seams. No sole. Stamped brown leather insole with diamonds and dots, leather lining.


Coll. Simonetti (Rome); by 1943, purchased by Elizabeth Day McCormick; gift to the MFA (January 1, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian (Venetian), about 1610

Object Place

Venice, Italy


23.3 x 14 x 22 cm (9 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tooled goat leather with silk cording; wooden stilt


Textiles and Fashion Arts