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Pair of chopines

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Punched white leather vamp with wheels and triangles, round toe. Wood chopine covered with punched white leather with wheels, closed front and back seams; leather sole with nail center and leather insole, lining. Condition: very soiled and worn; b chopine split and leather covering disintegrated.

Provenance

By 1943, Collection of Elizabeth Day McCormick; gift to the MFA (January 1, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, 1740s

Object Place

Venice, Italy

Dimensions

12 x 8.5 x 20.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.550a-b

Medium or Technique

Punched leather, wood, gilt metal woven cloth, metal, and leather

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes