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White silk damask upper embroidered with gilt-silver yarns and wire in cross motif on vamp; gilt-silver galloon and white silk binding across throat. Square toe. Flat heel covered with damask, galloon along top, top piece. Leather sole. Galloon covered welt. White leather insole; white silk...

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Said to have belonged to pope Innocent X (1644-55). Former Coll. Simonetti (Rome).

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, 1644–55

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25.7 x 9.5 x 91.1 cm (10 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 35 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk damask with metal thread embroidery, metal braid, leather, and silk lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts