|The Crystal Skull|
The British Museum
According to records, Tiffany and Company came to possess the skull after the death of Eugene Boban, a French dealer of art and antiquities. Boban had purchased the object from an unnamed English antiques collector who had acquired the skull from a Spanish military officer in 1863. The officer had claimed that the skull was of ancient Mexican origin.
|The Smithsonian's Skull|
This is an interesting item. Perhaps, it’s more interesting now than if it had been an actual pre-Columbian artifact. This way, at least, it’s got a mysterious tale to tell.