- Museum number
Decorated human skull with wooden attachment and seed decoration. Forehead incised with straight and zigzag lines. Cylindrical wooden ornaments protrude from eye sockets, each covered with gum (?) and coix seeds arranged in rows, the gum and seed decoration extends over face. Wooden, incised oval ornament decorated with feathers placed in nose cavity. Jaw secured with fibre bindings. Woven fibre suspension/carrying cord attached to right side of skull.
- Production date
- 1850-1904 (circa)
Height: 36.50 centimetres
Width: 13 centimetres (skull)
Depth: 35 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Findspot information from Heather Donoghue (PhD candidate, UEA) 22/08/18.
Composite object. Modified human remains. No record of research. No claim received.
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- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired during the Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number