Sepik Replacement Skull

Wooden replacement skull from the Sepik River Papua New Guinea


Object Type: Wooden replacement skull

Locality: Sepik River Papua New Guinea

Circa: 195o

Material: Wood ochre shell

Dimensions: 22.5 cm

Description: This gnarly old replacement skull would have replaced one either raided by another clan or sold to an early dealer. It is made from a hard wood and has bush resin lips full of Jobs tear teeth.

It has a small hole where the spine would usually join the head so it was likely mounted on a rack or a stick.


Price: $700 AUD

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