Hat ornament

Bird of paradise

French, worn in America
late 19th century


Place of Manufacture: possibly France; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 64 x 22.9 x 5.7 cm (25 3/16 x 9 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.354

Medium or Technique

Feathers

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bird of paradise hat ornament; long sharp beak, green iridescent head feathers (head partially detached), yellow neck feathers, brown body, long yellow and brown tail feathers

Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb