A nicely engraved piece with Rahu over a magic circle, probably once laquered. After years of use, what remains is a nice warm patina. This looks to be cut from the upper frontal region of the skull.
This antique kapala originally came from 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