Description The central motif of a cross suggests that this pair of leather shoes was made for a priest, although they could also have been worn by an upper-class man. Many poor people in this period went barefoot, including shoemakers, while those who could afford to wore sandals (government officials); slippers (monks and clergy); or boots (soldiers and laborers).
Provenance John P. Demoleas (Saint Peter's Foundation), New Brunswick, New Jersey, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1993, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1993
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