Shoe Museum

Slip-on Shoe worn by Pope Leo XIII (1888)

November 20, 2012
Pair of Papal shoes in crimson velvet and gold, blue and green thread slip on shoe. Rounded upcurved toe, tongued front; vamp decorated with gilt floral embroidery, with papal crown and arms and embroidered lettering: Beati pedes Pacifici Regis, embroidered on back and heel. Ivory silk lining and sock, sock stamped: Juan Mercadel, Menorca, low covered heel; right foot ” – text and photo source – Northampton Museums & Art Gallery

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