Skull artifacts Stand

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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

Moche Stirrup Spout Vessel

 

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.

 

Human Trophy Skull

Human Trophy Skull

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.

German - Near Life-Size Model of a Skull

German – Near Life-Size Model of a Skull

 

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.

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