Unknown Artist, ‘Ndambirkus Headhunter Human Trophy Skull’, ca. 1940, Muzeion Gallery

Human skull, the eye-sockets filled with beeswax, encrusted with the grey tear grass seeds and the red eye vine seeds. The nose area is embellished with a head-hunter's "bipane", a spiral shell nose- ornament. Earrings with feather tassels decorate the ears. A headband with Coix-seeds and Cassowary feathers adorn like a crown.

Papua New Guinea

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