Monday, December 30, 2013

The Silver Skull

Rick LaRue brings us this fantastic silver-gilt human skull.  All the materials are authentic, including the skull.  It's a really interesting spin on the traditional kapala skull that, at least to me, hearkens to the "brazen head" of occult history. This would be the centerpiece of any collection.




5 comments:

Barry John said...

Wow! It's hard to say anything about work of this caliber. Stunning. I'll just sit here and drool.

sandchigger said...

Wait, so that's a real skull? Where do you even get a real human skull?

sandchigger said...

Wait, so that's a for really reals human skull? Where do you even go to purchase an actual human skull? Is that legal?

CoastConFan said...

On the subject of the legality of individuals owning human remains:

http://realhumanskull.com/FAQ_-_Owning_Skulls.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tanya-d-marsh/laws-permitting-human-remains_b_1769082.html

An important point is the source of the remains, but the real question is: Is it ethical? Mind you the veneration of human remains for religious purposes is quite ancient and as modern as reliquaries and holy relics in several contemporary religions. Saved baby teeth or an umbilical cord is commonly done here in the US. Human hair is sold for art or craft purposes – see hair art in a Google search some time. I suppose a lot has to do with your home culture.

Anonymous said...

it's legal to own buy or sell a real human skull...there are sites that sell them or just go to ebay