09 May 2011

White bison (prey) shares crystal eye penetrating flint with feline (predator) depicted on reverse side

White buffalo head right profile with horn detail protruding
Artifact from the Pam Douglass collection, Jacksontown, Ohio
Multiple art pieces found by Pam and her grandson Connor
while hunting for points. 


Also in above photo, a feline (presumably lion or scimitar) lieing on its stomach with head resting on left leg/paw (which also serves as the bison horn) may be seen in left profile with the lion's head in utmost upper left.  The bottom point of the buffalo horn triangle shape is the elbow of the lion's bent front left leg.  The lion's neck and back profile stretches along most of the top of the artifact as pictured here.  The feline's tail is fully expressed, hanging down from the cat to create the muzzle line of the buffalo. 

Eye penetrates the stone, allowing light to pass through crystals


Side 2

Pam was ridiculed for suggesting the white buffalo head iconography, knowing she had multiple other examples of people and animals, on a site sometimes known as arrowheadism.com.  A kind reader in another state suggested she contact me.  Ironically, via the internet, Pam lives 2 miles from my home in Hebron, Ohio, and sells me my favorite potato salad at the corner market!  Artifacts are Flint Ridge material, Licking County, Ohio, found at Jacksontown.

The feline in top/first photo is one of the repeated motif of "lion perched above, ready to pounce" which is seen in other artifacts as well.

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This piece may indicate a similar expression of an ideological value of a predator/prey depiction of "bison in the eye of the cat" as described by Allen V. Deibel in the above posting.  Both Allen's and Pam's artifacts are from east Ohio.

-kbj



White buffalo born May 12, 2011, three days after this post was made:

2 comments:

  1. Dribble, every bit of it

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  2. Another 'polyoxylyth' rotate 90' anti-clockwise and it shows a baby elephant, the ear now becoming the culed tip of the trunk. What I find incredible is the cultural and artistic links between recent Uk stone discoveries of my own. This is not just coinsidence. My tip to anyone looking for these is to look for elephant and horses heads in there stones first.
    BM

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