Shrunken head

Made:
before 1932 in Brazil
maker:
Unknown

Shrunken head with long hair, decorated with strings of beetle elytra, from the Upper Amazon Region, Brazil, South America.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A119820
Materials:
beetle shell (elytra), human hair, human skin
Measurements:
overall weight (estimated): x x , , .18kg
type:
shrunken heads
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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