Ceremonial ancestral skull

Made:
1871-1920 in Vanuatu

Male, ceremonial ancestral skull, artificially deformed, features rebuilt and painted forming mask, with wig, on wooden display stand, from Malekula, New Hebrides, 1871-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A657201
Materials:
bone, human, hair and teeth
type:
skull
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust