Ceremonial ancestral skull of child

Made:
1871-1900 in Vanuatu

Ceremonial ancestral skull of child, artificially deformed, features rebuilt and painted forming mask, with fibre string attached, from Malekula, New Hebrides, 1871-1900

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A657202
Materials:
bone, human, clay, fibre and teeth
type:
skull
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust