Jasper Hand-carved Figural Skull
Tigerskin Jasper hollow jaw style 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.
Tigerskin "jasper," also known as wood jasper, is the trade name for a type of limestone with beige and tan striped bands that create the appearance of petrified wood. Its opaque, rich brown tones of contrasting stripes and swirls against a medium to dark golden base makes an earthy statement.
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?