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Ecclesiastical mule

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White leather upper embroidered with gilt-silver yarns and wire in cross motif on vamp; gilt-silver galloon and red silk binding across throat. Round toe. Flat cork heel covered with white cotton, top piece. Leather sole. Tan leather insole and lining. Condition: poor, most of white leather...

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Provenance

Said to have belonged to pope Clement XI (1700-21).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, 1700–21

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

29.6 x 11.2 x 10.5 cm (11 5/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.542

Medium or Technique

Leather with gold metal thread embroidery and silk ribbon

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes