Ceremonial ancestral male skull

Made:
1871-1920 in Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial ancestral male skull with features rebuilt with clay and fibre and painted forming mask, real hair embedded in skull, on wooden stand, from Sepik River region, New Guinea, 1871-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A656000
Materials:
bone, human, clay, fibre, hair, mount, wood, seed, shell, cypraea, teeth
type:
skull
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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