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Collection of Tattooed Heads

posted May 9, 04:33 PM by Puffo

Yes, this collection is real! The Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society has a little blurb on the topic.

The above photograph of Major General Robley with his collection of tattooed Maoria heads comes from Medicine Man, a gorgeous book about Henry Wellcome’s museum of curios.

 


 

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