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Shoes

Date:
16th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
leather
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from Various Donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.896
Not on view
This shoe is part of a larger collection of objects excavated from an archaeological site on the Thames River in London, which provide an overview of fashionable shoe styles from the mid-fourteenth to the early sixteenth century. Intentional slashing and embossing of the leather were common decorative embellishments.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Curios and Treasures," August 15, 2000–April 29, 2001.

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