Gorgets

5a.26 Gorgets

Gorgets

The two round objects in the display appear to have been worn as gorgets, judging from the holes along their margins. Both are made from parts of human skulls. The upper specimen has been incised with a stylized bird design quite like that on engraved stone tablets. How these gorgets functioned and the significance of using human bone is unknown.

Catalog Number: A 1706/000126
Image Number: AL07351