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Hand-crafted mummified pirate head by local artist Barry Anderson.

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Hand-crafted mummified pirate head by local artist Barry Anderson.
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Hand-crafted mummified pirate head by local artist Barry Anderson. 1570 grams and 13" tall (including stand). One of the highlights of our Auction #8 was a mummified head of the pirate Blackbeard, hand-crafted by the same artist as this piece, which is intended to be the head of a pirate whose head was preserved in salt (hence the artist's name for this piece "Salty"), with real human hair and faithfully reproduced skin and bones and even teeth (some painted gold), also with a replica "piece of eight" in one eye socket. About the artist: Barry Anderson has spent the past 27 years working as an artist in Florida. He is accomplished as a commercial and fine artist as well as a special effects makeup artist for film and television. Since 1994 Barry has created museum figures for Ripley's Entertainment (where he is the Director of the Arts Department), which has enabled him to study genuine mummies, shrunken heads, trophy skulls and other unusual antiquities. Recently he traveled to Leymebamba, Peru, with mummy expert (and star of National Geographic's "Mummy Road Show") Gerry Conlogue, studying Incan and pre Incan Mummies with a group scientists from around the world. Barry's expertise in re-creating human remains and mummies has also brought him together with medical examiners, anthropologists and scientists in several documentaries and television programs as well as with police agencies for C.S.I. training and with military contractors for combat medic training. Barry's numerous film and television credits include: National Geographic's "Mummy Road Show"; Discovery Channel's "Super Sleuths"; P.B.S.'s "Secrets of the Dead - Gangland Graveyard"; and feature films "Hair Spray," "Jeepers Creepers," and George Romero's "Day of the Dead." With "death certificate" signed by the artist.