Schädelkult (Skull cult)

Asia Naga scull (c) REM Mannheim

Asia Naga scull (c) REM Mannheim

The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums in Mannheim is currently presenting their exhibition “Schädelkult” (“Skull cult”):

“.. which focuses on […] the importance of head and skull in the cultural history of man, […] a subject that spans many cultures and times. Whether millennia-old cups, artfully embellished headhunter trophies or religiously- revered skull relics, as a monument to transience or as an archaeological sensation: the phenomenon “Skull Cult” looks back on a long cultural history.”

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