This was MY FAVORITE human skull I ever carved. She was a French medical skull, her real name was ELIZABETH. She was carved with an endless knot to depict wisdom and compassion. She also had a huge peony that symbolizes beauty and fragility. I miss her often ❤. #skull#skulls#humanskull#momentomori
CHECK THESE OUT! Look at my progress !! 👀💀 I’ve been learning a lot in college. I just recently learned that I can sculpt things! We started with sculpting a skull and then added muscles and tissue and tomorrow I’ll add skin and hair! Tell me what you think 😘👁
This is a very powerful piece. It is symbolic of early missionary presence in Asmat. The missionaries would commission the talented Asmat carvers in the area to make crucifix’s of Jesus for the local missions. The asmat naturally made them in the fashion of their ancestor carvings. In looking closely at this piece we see a few interesting things. Typical asmat carvings will have a conical shaped (penis depicting) head on the carving of males. This one does. It have that, I believe that the missionary who commissioned this requested that he not give Jesus a traditional Asmat penis shaped head, but instead is unnaturally looking and cut off. Also notice the shorts. This is in a time when the missionaries were trying to get the Asmat to wear shorts and cover up their privates. This is a sad symbol of the beginning of the end of Asmat culture and traditional belief. A cultural stripping and indoctrination of a Stone Age primitive tribe that practiced headhunting, cannibalism and ancestor worship. Ex Dutch collection and dates to around the 1950’s.
February #PatreonRewards included this fellow. I have an app for med students that lets me spin a 3D model of a skull and reference any angle, but there's only one model available, so get ready for an influx of dead German dudes.