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Real human skull, Beauchene preparation


Real human skull for sale, a beautiful antique human skull preparation by our artist Mattaeus Ball.

Capturing the classic concept of the exploded skull, also known as a beauchene skull, adding his unique twist within the styling of this piece, it really is a wonder. 

Situated upon a hand turned wooden base, using the finest hand made fixings. This is a completely handcrafted human oddity. 

Measurements: W12cm x H27cm x D 17cm 

By Mattaeus Ball

We use locally sourced wood from our family run business in the United Kingdom. 

Each skeleton that comes to us is treated with the uttermost respect and consideration.

These bones were once part of a human life, we, therefore, ask our customers and clients show the same respect when our pieces arrive at their new destination as we have whilst in our care. We endeavour to give the bones a new lease of life and in doing so each piece created is painstakingly re-articulated in the original Victorian fashion, using as little damage as possible, this means we look for original holes placed from the previous articulators work.

We only ever use ethically sourced human bones and ex-medical sourced bones. Please read more in our news section on human bones in order to learn more and be educated on the history of how many of these souls came to us, and why it is so important to preserve them with dignity and consideration at all times. 



Unless specified “antique” most of our bones come under the vintage clarification, this means that all bones under 100 years old must only be displayed for private use, if you choose to display the pieces you purchase from us publicly, you do so at your own risk.