This highly-detailed, contemporary Tibetan necromancer mask is an incredibly beautiful spiritual item used in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. This stunning piece of headwear is carved with intricate imagery and symbols, and is made from a human skull. These pieces are typically made from skulls that have been collected from a "sky burial" site; an ancient Tibetan burial custom in which the bodies of dead monks are dismembered and scattered over open ground. Locally, these sites are referred to by the Tibetan word "Jhator", which translates to "giving alms to the birds". This ritual carries great religious significance, reinforcing the ascent of the soul to be reincarnated in the circle of life. These necromancer masks would be used during Tantric ceremonies to invoke the spirits of the deceased. This rare item would make an impressive centerpiece to any collection. The black metal display stand is included with this piece.
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