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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