2573 – Ram’s skull

Physical description:
Ram's skull elaborately decorated with gold-coloured metal leaf. The decoration includes leaf-shaped ears, numerous small skulls along the horns, cowrie-shell-like cheek pieces, and a deity face on the nose.
Museum classification:
Modern Witchcraft
Size:
220 x 260 x 300
Information:

Part of a collection of magical objects used by the donor's father.
These skulls are used in Tibetan Buddhist shamanic rituals, and are thought to ward off evil spirits.
The deity face consists of two eye discs with small coral cabochons set in the centre, a broad nose between and below the eyes, and then below that fearsome fanged jaws, suggesting a Buddhist wrathful deity. There are also faces at the base of the horns, and dragons above the faces.

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Bone, metal, glass, coral

Part of a collection of magical objects used by the donor's father.
These skulls are used in Tibetan Buddhist shamanic rituals, and are thought to ward off evil spirits.
The deity face consists of two eye discs with small coral cabochons set in the centre, a broad nose between and below the eyes, and then below that fearsome fanged jaws, suggesting a Buddhist wrathful deity. There are also faces at the base of the horns, and dragons above the faces.