Human skull with lower jaw attached by cane strips

Made:
1851-1900 in Sumatra

Human skull with lower jaw attached by cane strips, false beard and hair have been added, and twisted cane loop for carrying, consulted in times of illness, ceremonial, from Nias Island, Sumatra, 1851-1900

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A656122
Materials:
bone, cane, hair, animal and ivory, teeth
type:
skulls
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust