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