Shrunken head decoration of beetle elytra and hair

Made:
before 1919 in South America

String of beetle elytra, with tuft of human hair at distal end, for decorating shrunken head, South American

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A27677
Materials:
human hair, insect shell
type:
pendant
taxonomy:
  • human remains
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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