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Pair of women's platform shoes (chopines)

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Brown leather split vamp stamped in chevron motif, trimmed with pink silk tassels. Open toe and sides; wood or cork stilt covered with brown leather with gilt-copper tape over front and back seams. Leather sole, insole, lining.


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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian (Venetian), 1590–1610

Object Place

Venice, Italy


30.2 x 16.2 x 24 cm (11 7/8 x 6 3/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tooled leather over wood, with metallic braid and silk tassels


Textiles and Fashion Arts