Trophy skull

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 A trophy skull from PNG with wonderful patina and remodelled « Pinocchio - nose »most probably a young or degenerated member of the tribe, that was considered carrying evil and being the reason for the tribes bad luck in hunt and harvest; this cruel way of « selecting « and « cleaning within tribes came to an end in the 1950’ies when missionary arrived and converted the tribes to christianity.

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.