Papua New Guinea Asmat Ancestor Skull replica with shells, nasal decoration - includes display stand

$430.00

This is a highly detailed and realistic replica based on an actual example and/or anthropological studies of an ancestor skull from the Asmat tribe of Papua New Guinea. This one is decorated fishnet hair, seashells. nasal decoration, feathers, beads, and bamboo eyes. This is based on an actaul example. Ancestor skulls were usually relatives who had passed on who were considered powerful warriors or possessed other important spirit strength or status. The intent of keepng them and decorating was to both honor and keep the power of the spirit close to the family. Starting with a high quality resin anatomical skull of realistic size and weight, each skull is modified, carved, stained, painted, aged, and otherwise adorned as shown to create an authentic and realistic collectible for display in your unique space. Adornments, if any are shown, are as authentic and natural to the region and anthropological records as reasonably possible. Whether you want a conversation piece for your office, your living room, or your bar, this is a significant focal point and conversation starter.

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