This is a real Peruvian elongated skull! Likely dating back to 800-100BCE, this artifact of the Paracas culture is an incredible historical specimen!
Amazingly enough, this skull has ungone trepanning (also known as Trephination). This is a surgical procedure where a hole was cut into the skull of a living person to "cure" one of many conditions.
Over the previous 8500 years, it has been seen as a remedy for various intracranial diseases, migranes, epilepsy, or to remove bone fragments after traumatic injury.
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It comes with a custom stand by Zach Ishmael.
In what is now the Ica Region of Peru, these peoples practiced cranial modification (cradle-boarding) on their infants to create abnormal skull development. This would typically be done between 1-6 months after birth when the human skull is most pliable.
It is believed that the altering of a child's head could be to denote higher status in a society or follow pseudoscientific beliefs that it would enhance the function of the brain.