via dominickbradydonutsareforever: (Excerpt via the Flickr site)

“Tibetan ritual human skull cup. Skull cap is hinged to reveal a bowl underneath for ritual use. Decorated with nickel fixtures and semi-precious stones.

The bowl is the real human skull of a Tibetan monk. These are used by lamas during New Year’s celebrations to drink a concoction made of human blood and wine.” —Tibetan ritual skull cup