Sepik Replacement Skull
Wooden replacement skull from the Sepik River Papua New Guinea
Object Type: Wooden replacement skull
Locality: Sepik River Papua New Guinea
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