Mummified Head of a Conquistador - with Doublons to close eyes - - In glazed wooden display case - 25×15×10 cm

Description
Mummified Head of a Conquistador - with Doublons to close eyes - - In glazed wooden display case - 25×15×10 cm
1989 - Spain - -

His hunger for adventure and South American gold killed him when his unit was ambushed by natives while scouting on the Peruvian mountains.
This Spanish conquistador was hastily buried in that remote place by his comrades with two gold doubloons on his eyes as a final reward and to pay his passage to the afterlife, an old practice known as the Charon's Obol.

A truly unique display object rich in historical lore and of macabre significance, a great conversation starter piece, impossible to find anywhere else.

Lot details
Specimen
Mummified Head of a Conquistador - with Doublons to close eyes
Scientific Name
- In glazed wooden display case
Origin
Spain
CITES relevancy
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Condition
Preserved
Year
1989
Dimensions
25×15×10 cm
Weight
1 kg
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