08 April 2011

Standing Bird (bifacial sculpture)

Standing Bird (bifacial sculpture)
Dennis Boggs collection
Found at Irrigon, Oregon, along the Columbia River

Possible human face depicted on the backside of the bird on this side of the sculpture.  Lines added to assist reference back up to unmarked photo.
Perhaps this stone material was selected for a bird icon because of its "made of the air" property of porocity.  Light passes through the sculpture at two points where the material is thin.  The face is at low resolution and may require viewing at some distance from the computer display to percieve as it is marked up here.

Side 2


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