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Hair ornament made from a black velvet bow sewn to a wired black net foundation; double bow trimmed with black lace and long ties; probably worn at back of head


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

American, Second half of 19th century

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 33.7 x 25 x 3 cm (13 1/4 x 9 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with net, lace and wire


Textiles and Fashion Arts