Cannibalised Papuan skull

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A cannibalized papuan gulf skull; this rare, deformed and cannibalized skull is a witness of the times( prior to missionary arrival on the gulf of papua)when part of the human brain was extracted. As a ritual to take over the enemies wisdom and power.
Women and children usually consumed the brain, the organ where infectious prions were mostly located, allowing the transmission of the Kuru disease( spongiform encephalophathy related to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)

All the remains I sell are over 100 years old for the law, ethically sourced and respect of the living friends and relatives, I would never sell any remains with a known name as this may upset the living and that is in my opinion disrespectful. If someone is disrespected with no link to a random skull then that is their opinion and in my mind not disrespectful.