Scafocefalie graveyard skull.

Scafocefalie graveyard skull.

Stock Number: 00 380615 B S



Adult human skull


C 1890

Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Scientific, Other Medical Antiques, Natural history


A human scafocefalie skull. It is a congenital defect that is based on a premature conclusion of that arrow seam. The skull to grow further in for- backward direction (not in width), hence his long form. It is a grave rest, from dutch soil. Probably around 1880-1900 excavated because at that time cemeteries were cleared because of urban expansion and population growth.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.