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Ecclesiastical shoe

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Red silk velvet upper embroidered with gilt-silver yarns and wire in cross on vamp and trimmed with gilt-silver galloon along top, over side and back seams; latchets with red silk ribbon ties with tassels tie over round tongue; red silk binding along top. Round toe. Flat heel covered with red...

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Said to have belonged to pope Benedict XIV(1740-1758)

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, 1740–58

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27.8 x 8.8 x 14.5 cm (10 15/16 x 3 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with gold metal embroidery, gold metal braid, silk ribbon, and silk lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts