Ifugao head hunted skull

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Ifugao ( phillippine) headhunted human skull attached to a waterbuffalo skullplate; an interesting piece as headhunted trophies are usually attached to a wooden board and only in very rare cases like this, onto a skull of a sacred waterbuffalo; another interesting detail: the lower jaw originates from another headhunted skull!swapping the lower jaws of trophy- skulls was a way to asure, that the victims would not be able to « talk bad »about the victor and his family.

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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.