M0003687: Photograph of a tsantsa (shrunken head) positioned next to an average size human skull for comparison

November 1933
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About this work

Also known as

Previous title, replaced May 2020: Shrunken head compared with normal human skull.


Photograph of a tsantsa, also known as a shrunken head, compared with an average size human skull. The items were previously part of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum but are not held by Wellcome Collection.


November 1933

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 12 x 16 cm

Related material

Wellcome Collection holds the item depicted in the glass plate negative: 663253i


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2021.

Copyright note

Copyright is held by Wellcome Collection

Terms of use

This item has been digitised but is not available online. Email collections@wellcomecollection.org to request access.

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