Weekly Photo Challenge: Papua Skull Reliquary

Papua Skull Reliquary

A 19th century artifact from the Gulf of Papua, on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California. While some might think it’s creepy, I think it’s an amazing work of art. Also can be viewed here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Asmat Skull

Asmat Skull

The Asmat are an ethnic group of New Guinea, residing in the Papua province of Indonesia. This skull of one of their ancestors is on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California. While some might find it creepy, I think it’s a beautiful artifact of a culture we know so little about. Larger version can be seen here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition, Or: Sabertooth Skull In The City

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition, Or: Sabertooth Skull In The City

Because you don’t expect to see a saber-toothed tiger skull while you’re on your morning jog along the Embarcadero.