Human skull

Made:
1851-1900 in Vanuatu

Human skull, cranium artificially deformed, facial region masked with clay and fibre and painted red and blue, ritual object in ancestor worship, from New Hebrides, 1851-1900

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A655855
Materials:
bone, clay, fibre, hair and ivory, teeth
type:
skull
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust