This smashed human skull is said to be the horrifying result of a mace to the face. Anthropologists believe that the man who received this shattering blow did indeed survive as there is evidence of medical intervention in what can only be called medieval brain surgery.
This was deduced from the fact that the bone edges had been smoothed and the bone appears to have begun healing and stitch together (don’t you think the left eye looks like an eye closed..creepy). Below is an image of a Byzantine Mace, the proposed culprit. (image from Ashoka Arts)
Article originally found on Daily Mail
Mirror, mirror on the wall…oh hell I look like a bag of shit, those tequilas were a bad idea last night. But what is not a bad idea is this mosaic skull mirror from Purple Sunrise for £14.99. This mirror measures W28cm x H40cm and is pre broken, saving you the hassle of any bad luck incurred from a breakage.
Ryan Mathew Cohn is a man with an obsessive passion for skulls and his bio clearly outlines his passion and makes me want to learn more about our beloved calcium friend. I stumbled upon his work while looking for more info on skull anatomy as I think it’s about time I learned all the sections. Ryan’s fascination of skulls lead him down a path of discovery leading him to the works of Claude Beauchene, an 18th Century French anatomist that created ‘exploded’ skulls.
This discovery combined with Ryan’s talent as a custom jeweler has enabled him revivify this antiquated art form. Below are some of his amazing works but be sure to also check out his website as amongst other things there is a video playing in the background with a camera view rotating around some of his creations. As you can see they are incredible.
His Tumblr account is well worth checking out as it has loads of skulls and other creepy shit like shrunken heads. Ryan’s collection is truly amazing.
Interesting 19th century model that shows skull broken apart that also displays blood vessels in the upper and lower jaw.
Image found on Prof Jas Mundie Flickr.