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Skull Stolen, Designer Wants It Back

“It was the skull of a mare my father owned and was very dear to me. It hung on the wall in my studio but now it is gone and I have no idea where it is,” said fashion designer Harpa Einarsdóttir, whose horse skull was stolen this week.


Harpa Einarsdóttir’s exhibition “Skulls & Halos” at the Lost Horse Gallery a few months back.

The mare, whose name was Freyja, passed away years ago. “My sister found its skeleton on my father’s land two years ago. All of the flesh had been eaten so the bones were very clean. I dug them up […] and arranged them for a show,” Harpa told Fréttablaðið.

She ended up keeping only the skull in her studio and suspects the mare was unhappy about that. “The skeleton is kept at a different place and it might be that Freyja was dissatisfied about the head being separated from the body.”

“At least the studio seemed haunted before the skull disappeared and I guess those who took it won’t like the scratching and neighing that accompanies it,” Harpa stated.

She is now asking those who took the skull to return it so that it can be rejoined with the mare’s skeleton. “If someone knows its whereabouts that person is kindly asked to contact me through Facebook.”


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