Trepanned Inca skull

Regular price £6,000.00

A rare trepanated Inca skull( ex private coll. Robert White/USA; ex important private coll. Belgium)
Unearthed in the early 20 th cent. In the valley of mexico by an american anthropologist, this extraordinary skull arrived in the well known collection of robert white in the 1930’ies;
Trepanation was a usual practice in many civilisations ;
The Incas were masters in practicing  this surgery on the conscient patient, that suffered from high cranial blood build-up due to an injury. Evenso in this case the patient apptly did not survive the intervention, as the trepanated area shows no signs of healing....

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.