Maiden crown artifacts found in Danish church

The discovery of the remains of a "maiden crown" in Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark have shed new light on women's fashion of the time. A maiden crown was worn by an unmarried woman in the Renaissance. The recently-discovered headpiece consisted of small flowers made of copper wire and silk thread. (photos)

Additional evidence of such headgear can be seen in family paintings called epitafie which can be found in Danish churches from the period. A large reproduction of one such painting is displayed with this article.