Skull, carved rock crystal

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Carved from white quartz, sometimes called rock crystal, in form of a human skull with hollow cranium. Larger than life size. References: Walsh, Jane MacLaren, 2008, "Legend of the Crystal Skulls," Archaeology Magazine, 61(3):36-41. http://www.archaeology.org/0805/etc/indy.html Sax, Margaret, Walsh, J.M., Freestone, I.C., Rankin, A.H. and Meeks, N.D., 2008, "The origins of two purportedly pre-Columbian Mexican crystal skulls," Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(10): 2751-2760. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2008.05.007 .
Record Last Modified
25 Nov 2019
Specimen Count
1
Accession Date
9 Aug 1996
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Accession Number
409954
USNM Number
A562841-0
Donor Name
Anonymous
Topic
Archaeology
Place
Mexico, North America
Height - Object
25.5 cm
Depth - Object
22.8 cm
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Object Type
Figure