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Pair of women's "slap-sole" shoes

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Tan leather upper with band of olive silk with applied straw in decorative motif; narrow latchets cross over and tie thru narrow pointed tongue with green silk laces with tassels; butted side and back seams. Louis heel covered with mock galosh. Brown leather sole, tan leather insole. Clog: olive...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Possibly Italian, about 1670

Object Place

Italy (possibly)

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 7.5 x 24 cm (5 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Other (heel): 7.7cm (3 1/16in.)

Accession Number

44.506a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather, silk satin with straw applique, silk laces and tassels, leather lining and sole

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes