Lot: 2

101st Auction

Anthropomorphic head

India, Naga

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Collection H: 2.8 inch 450 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance


These small head sculptures were worn as chest ornaments by warriors, used to indicate head-taking status. They were attached to head-taker's baskets as well.

Jacobs, Julian, The Nagas, London 1990, p. 192