This simple kapala was cut from the parietal region of the skull, unadorned was neverless subjected to many hands over the years. No abrasion marks from use as a mortar, it was probably used as a ritual cup. The edges are worn smooth and it has a wonderful patina.
These antique kapalas originally came fromm the Shan people of Burma, who migrated to Burma in approximately the late ninth century. The earliest evidence of shamanistic Bonpo rituals in that area also date to that period.
These kapalas are cut from either the frontal or parietal lobes of the skull, this type of kapala is typically 4 to 4 1/2″ in size. Pictures of other Bonpo kapalas are available upon request
Sourced from Burma