User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Woman's headdress

Start collecting

Woman's headdress or wreath of red-orange artificial flower blossoms; wire circle around head wrapped in red-orange silk thread, clusters of flower blossoms in same color on thin silk-wrapped wire stems, three thin strips of gilt paper at the center of each blossom


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

Woman's wreath

French, worn in America, mid-19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture



Overall: 20.32 x 19.05 x 7.62 x 53.98 cm (8 x 7 1/2 x 3 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted cotton plain weave, wire, silk thread, gilt paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts