Human trophy skull, lower jaw lashed to upper, with incised herringbone design on forehead

Made:
1871-1920 in Papua New Guinea

Human trophy skull, lower jaw lashed to upper, with incised herringbone design on forehead, and attached by sennit cord to wooden double-pronged hook carved in form of unfinished, Janus headed figure, from New Guinea, 1871-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A52741
Materials:
cane, cord, sennit, fibre, hook, wood, teeth, bone, teeth, ivory
type:
skulls
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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