Iatmul Overmodeled Human Skull

$1,800.00

A contemporary overmodeled human skull from the Iatmul peoples of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea.

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A contemporary overmodeled human skull from the Iatmul peoples of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. These were often displayed during funeral rituals and fertility ceremounies. The ancestral skulls were adorned with clay, shells and sometimes human hair and painted to re-create a likeness of the deceased.