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Agate with Rockcrystal skull from Botswana

Agate with Rockcrystal skull from Botswana

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Agate with Rockcrystal skull from Botswana

Description

Pretty polished skull wonderful drawn Agate and Rock Crystal and with lots of attention to detail.

Dimensions

90 x 80 x 130mm

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The crystal skulls are from quartz or rock crystal faceted artwork in the shape of human skulls. This appeared in the second half of the nineteenth century and were originally assigned to various precolumbiaansebeschavingen. Research in the last decade of the twentieth century, among other things with the aid of a scanning tunneling microscope showed that in each case a number of these skulls are counterfeits. These are made with grinding tools which until the second half of the nineteenth century developed werden.Er is a strong presumption that produced some of the crystal skulls were commissioned by the French dealer Eugène Boban and sold by him. One of the most famous skulls is the Mitchell-Hedges skull. This would have been found by the British adventurer FA Mitchell-Hedges in a space under the ruins of Lubaantun in Belize. Later he appeared to have this skull bought privately in the London auction house Sotheby's. His wife gave as his reason that he gave the skull just as collateral to someone and it had repurchased through Sotheby's. After the death of Anna Mitchell-Hedges, the skull came into the possession of Bill Homann. In the nineties it became clear that the Mitchell-Hedges skull was a fake. In the meantime, the necessary hypes and legends formed around the crystal skulls. Their so-called site they'd centuries ago by the Mayans, the Aztecs or even 0udere precolumbiaansse civilization were manufactured. Would have these psychic abilities and would never right may look in the eyes. According to another legend, they would have an extraterrestrial origin. There would find thirteen of on earth. Once reunited, they would share their knowledge with humanity. Even now play the skulls still has a role in some of the New Age community.

In fiction:
• In the movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull from 2008 all the above legends are combined.
• The hidden crystal, a book by Manda Scott, is about the crystal skulls and the 2012 phenomenon of the Maya.
• In the 21st episode of season 3 of the science fiction series Stargate SG-1 2000 (Crystal Skull) Daniel Jackson disappears when he looks into a crystal skull.
• The Assassin's Creed series refers to the skulls, where the ancient artifacts with mysterious powers.

Gemstone skulls. Gemstone skulls are already popular and mysterious to many cultures since many decades. The skulls have a very different meaning. Celtic skulls symbolize Time, Strength, creation, initiation and concentration. Celtic culture believes the skull is a seat of power and strength. Some texts refer to the cranium as the seat of the soul. Archaeological findings tell us that the ancient Celts skulls sacrificed to holy wells. The skull is universally recognized as the symbol of life and death. More recently, the skull linked to death and embracing our mortality. In ancient times, the skull was sometimes for life. Skulls and skeletons are the symbol for the Mexican holiday, the day of death. The skull and crossbones is a popular symbol for pirates and poison. Some healers use skulls to see visions of the past, present and future. including rose quartz, rock crystal, rhodonite, aventurine and hematite.


The skuls mystery

Agate is a translucent, sometimes opaque variety of quartz and a sub-variety of chalcedony. The chemical structure of agate is identical to jaspis, flint, hear dial and is often found together with opal. The colorful, striped specimens are used as gemstone. The name agate comes from the Greek Ἀχάτης, Achates, the name of the current river Dirillo in the south of Sicily, where agates and other chalcedonies found. Traditionally agate was worn as a lucky stone, or to cure. There were also consumer items like buttons made of agate. Some medicinal effects is attributed to agate, such as protection during pregnancy, for headaches, skin disorders, and balance disorders. Agate belongs according to various literature on the zodiac Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio and Gemini. Agate Connections form as a solution of silica in cavities in older rocks. The stones can be artificially stained in order to obtain color combinations that are more vivid than those found in nature. The major sources of agate are Brazil, Uruguay and the United States (Oregon, Washington and around Lake Superior). Closer Netherlands and Belgium are also agate found in the Hunsrück in Germany. Chemical composition: SiO 2 + Al, Ca, Fe, Mn Crystal System: belongs to chalcedoonachtige quartz crystal, trigonal. Fission: None. Color: light blue or gray but can also be green stripe color: none. Shine: glass gloss, matt, satin finish. Hardness (Mohs): 6.5 to 7. Average density: 2.65 kg / dm3. Transparency: transparent to translucent.

 

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