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Skull Cup (Paperback) Loot Price: R763 Discovery Miles 7 630
Skull Cup (Paperback): Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
Skull Cup (Paperback): Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken

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Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The use of a defeated enemy's skull as a drinking cup is reported by numerous authors through history among various peoples, especially nomads roaming the steppes of Eurasia. Known as the Kapala, the cup is part of Buddhist and Hindu tantric rituals, and is often seen carried by deities in images; the identity of the skull's owner is not considered significant. Many carved and elaborately mounted kapalas survive, mostly from Tibet. The Scythians are reported by Herodotus (ca. 484 Bica. 425 Be and later Strabo (63/64 BC - ca. 24 AD) to have drunk from the skulls of their enemies. Krum of Bulgaria was said by Theophanes the Confessor, Joannes Zonaras, Mannases Chronicle, and others, to have made a cup from the jeweled skull of Byzantine emperor Nicephorus I (811 AD) after killing him in the Battle of Pliska.


Imprint: Betascript Publishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Authors: Lambert M. Surhone • Miriam T. Timpledon • Susan F. Marseken
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 124
ISBN-13: 978-6130484378
Barcode: 9786130484378
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 6130484372

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