After going a few months without collecting anything I got to add two skulls and a bunch of other bones not pictured to the collection. The larger skull has some fun damage to it making one section removable to view the inside very well. I love damaged skulls just as much as the nice ones! And the second is a pre-teen age skull roughly 12yrs old with some great color and cranial deformation due to scaphocephaly and pressure from the ground. Big thanks to @retroreliks for the skulls and bones today! These guys don't generally deal in human remains but they are awesome pickers and do run across it from time to time out there so keep an eye on them👍🏻 Also big thanks to @_craniac_ for helping me gain some good knowledge on my new additions👍🏻 #skullcollecting#humanskull#oddities
Kapala Skulls. Wikipedia Says: Kapala (Sanskrit for "skull") or skullcup is a cup made from a human skull and used as a ritual implement (bowl) in both Hindu Tantra and Buddhist Tantra (Vajrayana). Especially in Tibet, they are often carved or elaborately mounted with precious metals and jewels. The specimens pictured include: turtle shell, langur monkey skull, human skull. These specimens, along with many others, will be featured in our future museum. #futuremuseum#nfs#skullcollector#skullcollection#skullcollecting#kapalaskull
You win some and you learn from some. In the end I think I did more learning than winning :) I like how the skull looked before I sanded it (bottom right) but now I know! I gave this dog skull carving to my mailman as a thank you for several skulls he has given me to practice on.