Roach headdress

Native American, Plains
late 19th century


Length: 58.4 cm (23 in.) Lender accessory (Mount): 12.7 x 25.4 cm (5 x 10 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Deer hair, rabbit pelt, cotton cording

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)



Headdress with leather base with longer hair through center and shorter white and dyed orange hair along outer sides, with paif of long ties at end.


September 4, 1987, sold by Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA to Clifford S. Ackley, Boston; 2016, gift of Clifford S. Ackley to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Clifford S. Ackley in honor of Nancy and Alan Shestack