Woman's Medieval Shoe
Woman's Medieval Shoe
Woman's Medieval Shoe
Woman's Medieval Shoe

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Woman's Medieval Shoe
16th c

The shape of the left shoe can be quite clearly seen. This is quite small so probably for a woman, or a young adult.

Description

The rounded toe with a decorative line across the toes, formed by the insertion of a rounded strip of leather, a small metal ring to the right hand side, the opposite side for the leather strap, a central back seam, the sole crudely sewn with twine.

Toe to heel 7 1/2 in; 9 cm

Widest across sole 3 in; 7.5 cm

Condition

Clearly misshappen with missing strap. The sole has a hole to the toe area and a big hole to the back. 2.5 cm dia.

Comments

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a similar shoe. Accession no. 29.158.899.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search#!?q=Shoe&perPage=20&searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&offset=0&pageSize=0&material=Leather&geolocation=United%20Kingdom&era=A.D.%201400-1600&department=8

collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/group/20518.html

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