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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

Bird of paradise

French, worn in America, late 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

possibly France

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes