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Ceremonial headdress with a human skull, Nepal, 1701-1900

Science Museum, London


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Human bones are ritually used, like in this skull headdress, to help people understand that death is not something to be feared. This is a Buddhist religious custom. The headdress was probably used in a religious ceremony.


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Ceremonial headdress with a human skull, Nepal, 1701-1900. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

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