Real human skull, Antique trephine (trepidation) preparation
Real human skull piece, antique trephine skull drill, believed to be from around 1860's, mounted on a beautiful custom made base. the preparation shows it's use using a real piece of a human skull, also displayed are all parts of the tool usually in the box.
Trephines were instruments used to remove a section of bone from the skull. This practice began in Neolithic times and was used through the 1800s to remove diseases, treat skull fractures, release evil spirits, and treat headaches and epilepsy.
By Mattaeus Ball
Warning: Keep out of reach of children