Ibis Jasper Figural Skull
Brecciated “Ibis” Jasper carved skull
Weighs about 2lbs
Carved crystals are individual works of art and will also bear the marks of their lapidary artisans, please appreciate the unique details of items made by hand.
“Ibis Jasper” is a trade name for a Madagascan brecciated jasper. Breccia (Italian, breccia “gravel, pieces, fragmented”) refers to stones broken apart and naturally cemented back together by another mineral. They are usually created by weathering or the movement of water. Breccia are similar to a conglomerate but they have more angular pieces. Ibis Jasper is fragmented jasper repaired with crystal, chalcedony, or agate, all varieties of quartz.
Researchers have written dozens of books and hundreds of articles about crystal skulls, few have attempted to explain the origin and purpose of these sculptures. For some, the crystal skulls are 19th-century “hoaxes”; for others, they are extraterrestrial artefacts, while yet others believe they are remnants of a lost civilisation.
Perhaps the most likely explanation is that they are part and parcel of the ancient cultures, particularly the Mayan, that existed in the area of Central America where they were found. Could it be that these skulls were one of the most important relics in the sacred temple complexes? Crystal skulls speak to the imagination, but are some of these skulls and their stories too good to be true?