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Portrait miniature of a young woman in a white velvet hat

The portrait is a bust of young woman wearing an elaborate white and black head covering and a gold and hard stone (or paste) riviere necklace. The reverse is decorated with a sheaf of wheat. The portrait appears to have been cut at some point to fit the case.




Late 1960's, gift of Mrs. Frank Bowker to her great-niece, Elizabeth C. Heide, Marblehead, MA; 2012, gift of Elizabeth C. Heide to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth C. Heide in memory of Mrs. Frank Bowker

American, about 1795


Overall: 6.2 x 4.2 x 0.5 cm (2 7/16 x 1 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel, painted ivory and crystal


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants