Where do you put your most precious jewels when you take them off? On the bedside table? On the side of the bathroom sink, ready and waiting to fall into the abyss of the plug hole, lost forever? Be safe in the knowledge that your treasured possessions are in one safe place, pecked up by the bird skull jewellery box! Kill two birds with one stone, a cool looking trinket for your dressing table that houses your gems. An essential design by SUCK UK, made from Plastic Polyresin and comes in a stunning gift box.
ApproxDimensions: 6.5cm (W) x 6.5cm (H) x 19cm (D)
It is believed that the English word "skull" comes from the Old Norse word "skulle". Cranium is a Latin word which comes from the Greek root κρανίον (kranion). There are 22 bones in the human skull (teeth are not part of this), and they are divided into the cranium (8 bones) and face (14 bones). You think of the skull as a solid structure, but it contains lots of small holes called foramina, these allow the passage of nerves and blood vessels throughout the face.
Many people are fascinated with skull imagery and symbolism. Throughout the years, skulls have been used as warnings (i.e poison/toxicity), art (e.g Vanitas or 'Memento Mori'/'Remember You Must Die' allegories), literature (e.g Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'), cultural celebrations (e.g the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead) and War (Nazi SS insignia). Today, skulls continue to be used heavily in tattoo culture, fashion and in cutesy cartoons.