Skull and Bones Artifact To Be Put To Auction
January 6, 2010
U.S. (ChattahBox) – A skull that is believed to have belonged to Skull and Bones member Edward T. Owen is being sold at auction.
The skull was believed to have been used by the Yale-based secret society during Owen’s time in the 1870′s.
The word ‘THOR’ is etched into the skull, which may be the nickname given the macabre little relic that was a part of the voting ceremonies of the earlier group, which was less secretive then.
The skull is estimated to go for $10,000 to $20,000, and is being sold by an anonymous seller who is being called a ‘European art collector’.
“I think it’s a macabre artifact,” Margot Rosenberg, who runs Christie’s American decorative arts wing and is holding the auction, was quoted by the Huffington Post.
“It’s an intriguing story tied to America, tied to Yale. I think it will generate interest for people who are former Bonesmen, people who collect Americana, people who are interested in history.”