The skull of a two-year-old Neanderthal child: ‘Dederiyeh 2’ (Syria); between 70,000 and 50,000 years old. Smithsonian Institution.
Flask in the Form of a Skull (Flanders), 1600-1650, Walters Art Museum
Dripping or Gabala - vessel made from a human skull used for ritual purposes in both Hindu and Buddhist tantra in. In Tibet, they are often richly decorated with gold, silver and precious stones.
Tantric ceremonies bowl of skulls filled with wine, symbolizing the blood, and were brought deities. In Buddhist temples Kapali are usually covered with a bronze stand and bronze.
The crude method of trephining [sic] with the sharpened edge of a stone practiced by peoples living in Peru some 500 or 600 years ago is revealed by the skulls at the National Museum.