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The shrunken head of a Huambisa person of Peru. Photograph, 1899.

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[1899?]
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664004i
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[1899?]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 14.6 x 10.7 cm

Lettering

Huambisa tribe of South American Indians killed in battle with the Angurunas, a tribe on the river Santiago at the point of Mansariahi in Peru, river Amazon. The head is the original, and the property of Captain E.J. Collings of the Obidense Red Cross Line ... 1899

Lettering note

Lettering handwritten in ink on verso of mount, continues with address of owner of head: 3 Deradent Road, Honeycroft, Liverpool [i.e. Derwent Road, Stoneycroft, Liverpool?]

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 664004i

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