Here we see skull artefacts from three different parts of the world..
Moche [Peru] Stirrup Spout Vessel
Papua, New Guinea- Skull Mask
German – Near Life-Size Model of a Skull
Moche Stirrup Spout Vessel
Peru / 400-600 A.D.
Painted ceramic earthware
Moche Stirrup Spout Vessel would have been placed in the tomb of a member of the ruling class, but may have been used before the burial. The Moche people of Peru created these pots, nhichno two faces are alike.
Over Modeled Human Trophy Skull
Papua, New Guinea / 20th century
Human skull, human hair, clay, tree resin and cowrie shell..
The Mask from Papua-New Guinea was created by layering mud and paint over an actual skull. It was a head-hunter’s trophy.
Skull [Continental Near Life-Size Model of a Skull]
German/ 15th century
Wood gesso, polychrome surface..
The European skull model was educational. A student could study the structure of the human skull in detail.