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White leather upper, narrow latchets with white string ties with tassels cross behind and tie thru narrow pointed tongue. Square toe. Red painted stacked leather heel, top piece. Leather sole with lift at front painted red on sides. Leather welt, insole. White leather lining. Condition: soiled,...

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

possibly Italian, 1650–60

Object Place

Italy (possibly)


Overall: 15 x 8.5 x 22 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.) Other (heel): 8cm (3 1/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather, silk cord and tassels


Textiles and Fashion Arts