Art/ Collection/ Art Object


19th century
Attributed to Turkey
wood, mother-of-pearl, metallic thread, metal
Length: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Accessory-Foot and Leg wear-Womenswear
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. Wright Rumbough, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.248.5a, b
Not on view
Platform shoes count among the most interesting pieces of apparel associated with the bath. These Ottoman wooden shoes feature distinctive mother-of-pearl inlay. Such intricate shoes relayed the social status of the wearer.
Grace Hall Rumbough, New York (until 1972; gifted to MMA)
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