Carved Tibetan skulls.
this is the coolest thing I have ever seen
please do this to my skull when I die
i was a bit suspicious of its authenticity at first, but apparently this is totally legitimate, it is something people actually did with human skulls just a few centuries ago (the original source—at least, what i think is the original source—says this skull is only about 300 years old). most of the other skulls that turn up on image searches are less intricate than this one but still have the same carvings on the mandible. a more common variation of skull carving is the kapala, which is only the cranium; if the skulls used for these works of art are sky burial remains it makes sense that whole skull carvings or rare because the mandible may be lost in a lot of cases.
whether or not this is a true antique or not though doesn’t matter much tho because it’s rad either way
This is what a child’s skull looks like as it prepares to lose it’s baby teeth.
This is becoming less of an art tumblr and more of a reblog cool human body tumblr, oh well. Teeth are interesting!!
This kid would have had a serious case of beaver teeth, it looks like.