Replica Human Peruvian Female Skull with Cranial Binding
Peruvian bound skulls are human skulls that were bound or deformed during life as a part of a cultural practice in certain indigenous communities in Peru. This practice, known as cranial deformation, involved applying pressure to a child's head during the early years of life, often using cloth or wooden boards, in order to alter the shape of the skull. The resulting deformed skulls were seen as a sign of beauty and social status, and were often kept as trophies or displayed as part of ceremonies or rituals. The practice of cranial deformation was widespread in ancient Peru, but it has largely died out in modern times.
- 1:1 scale
- Polyurethane resin cast
- 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw)
- Skull Length 20.8 cm (8.2 in.)
- Skull Width 12.1 cm (4.8 in.)
- Skull Height 22.9 cm (9 in.)