The skull hookah or pipe was made of an aged human skull.

The text on the front of the skull included:

Behind the scenes

  • It's theorised that Grindelwald uses the skull to help him with his Seer ability to have visions.
  • Judging from the text on the skull, it is likely that Gellert himself was involved in its creation.
  • The prop director describes the use of it as “I inhale and exhale a spirit”[1]
  • 1898 is the year before Grindelwald first met Albus Dumbledore during his visit to Godric's Hollow and may be the date of his motivating vision as the item can be used help others experience one's visions.[2]


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