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Loan Object

Trophy Skull

19th century

Human bone with resin, metal (pewter?) and cowrie shells

6 5/16 × 4 3/4 × 7 1/2 in. (16 × 12 × 19 cm)
base: 3 15/16 × 3 15/16 × 5 1/8 in. (10 × 10 × 13 cm)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.562
Geography: 
Made in Borneo, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Borneo
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Ritual Objects
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Count B. de Gunne, Brussels

Bibliography: 

Yves Le Fur, “La mort n’en saura rien”: Reliques d’Europe et d’Océanie (Paris: Editions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1999).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.