Maori heads to be returned to NZ
The tattooed heads, and a thigh bone, are believed to belong to Maori chiefs killed in battle in the 19th century.
They were donated to the Kelvingrove Museum, although they have never been shown in public.
A delegation from New Zealand's national museum Te Papa arrives in Glasgow on Monday to return the heads and offer them for tribal burial.
In Maori culture the heads are known as toi moko. One was purchased by Glasgow Museums from a Liverpool menagerie in 1906.
The other two were donated to the city by a collector in 1951.
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