26 May 2011

Mask-like stone has possible head effigy in place of right eye

Mask-like stone has head effigy in place of right eye
Dennis Boggs collection, Irrigon, Oregon, Columbia River valley

Close up of right eye area

Close up of quasi-anthropomorphic head facing left

With scale

Similar effigy example from collection of Jan van Es, Netherlands

A second head effigy from Netherlands, collection of Jan van Es
A bird icon with crested head, eye and beak is perched atop the head here.  This is a recurring motif in many of these facial profile depictions.

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