Composition of Plaster Skull decorated with Beetle


  • £1,491
  • €1,650 Euro
  • $1,959 US Dollar


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Composition of Plaster Skull decorated with Beetle

A modern approach to taxidermy with a plastered skull. The helmet is made from Blue Morpho butterflies; they are known to be one of the largest in the world. Fun fact: the butterfly's outer wings are brownish in color and have six "eyes." It helps to make predators believe they are a bigger creature. This plastered skull dates from around the 21st century and stands on a wooden pedestal. The skulls is part of a set of three plaster skulls decorated with butterflies and beetles in the same way. The difference with the other two, is that this one isn’t covered in the shell of green beetles and therefore has a ‘naked’ skull.


  • H: 54cm (21.26in)
  • W: 23cm (9.06in)


21st Century

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For COLLECTIT! by SPECTANDUM owner Guy Kuypers, the history of his collecting began at the Porte de Clignancourt in Paris with a Napoleon III case filled with Exotic Birds. The colorful birds piqued my imagination and became the beginning of a passion for Natural History, Ethnography, European Works of Art, Antiquities and Curiosities that drive me on all continents, looking for fascinating and rare objects. Whether they are natural or man-made, all have an interesting story to tell.

So, it is finally in this spirit that the collection, which encompasses Natural History, Tribal Art, Paintings, Sculptures and Curiosities from many cultures and periods in history finds its rationale and its roots.

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