1220, Shoes of the Holy Roman Emperor
Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna Sicily, beginning of the 13th century

altered in Nuremberg between 1612 and 1619 Calf with red silk and gold edging; precious stones and pearls;L 25.5 cm and 26 cm each .

Like the gloves, these shoes were presumably made before 1220 for the Emperor Friedrich II.

 

Thanks to Cynthia du pre' Argent for the color shot and text!

 
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