Webbed glove

Webbed glove

Webbed glove

Inv. 417
Interpretation by Luigi Tursini, 1953

"Glove with webbing for swimming in the sea"

These gloves are designed for tying around the wrist. They are easy to wear and are probably made in leather with five wooden ribs to stiffen them out and make them resemble the feet of web-footed birds. These gloves are components of outfits designed for moving more smoothly in water.

The model is based on the drawing:

  • Manuscript B f. 81 v. (1487-1492)
    Paris, Institut de France