Medieval Engraved Shoe - first 15th century

Medieval Engraved Shoe
late 14th century first 15th century

London Museum

Pointed leather shoe with engraved and scraped decoration.
The surface of the leather has been scraped back to provide a suede-like background to the engraved decoration of leaves.
The back of this shoe is missing.
Medieval shoes were made by 'cordwainers' (the word comes from 'cordwain', or 'cordovan', the name for the leather made in Córdoba, Spain)

Measurements: L 238 mm; W 95 mm

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