Human skull. New Guinea, Asmat tribe

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Human skull trophy. Patinated bone nasal ornament with double scroll held by a braided rattan tie. Orbital and nasal cavities inlaid with seeds. Hairband enriched with bird feathers and beads.

West Irian (formerly Dutch New Guinea), Asmat tribe, Mid-20th Century

Height: approximately 16 cm (6-1/4 in.) - Width: approximately 22 cm (8-2/3 in.)

Bibliography : - Cf. The Asmat. The Michael C. Rockefeller Expeditions 1961 catalogue page 332

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  • Items quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 16 cm
  • Width in cm : 22 cm
  • Depth in cm : 13 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2016100377