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Artificially deformed Ostrogoth skull

Artificially deformed Ostrogoth skull


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20.8 x 31.0 cm ⏐ 8.2 x 12.2 in (300dpi)

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Not to be used in museums, exhibitions, or articles about Elisabeth Daynes or the Atelier Daynes. No use in any context outside of mainstream science without the express permission of Atelier Daynes. Front covers or private use require clearance. Mandatory credit.


Artificially deformed skull. Elisabeth Daynes, an anthropological sculptor at the Daynes studio in Paris, holding the deformed skull of an Ostrogoth woman. The woman, who lived in the 5th century AD and died aged 35-40, was discovered in Globasnitz (Carinthia, Austria). The skull would have been deformed intentionally at birth, a common practice since the Neolithic era. The half-formed cranial bones of a baby are moulded to give them the desired head shape for life, signifying social status or a particular culture or religion. This was achieved by applying pressure in a variety of ways, perhaps by using bands, bandages, boards, compresses of clay or sandbags. Photographed at the Daynes Studio, Paris, France. MANDATORY CREDIT.

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