23 May 2012

Hoard #7 of 7: a sculpted flint and crystal owl, with a bird in flight depicted at its right eye and a still bird depicted at its beak

Buckeye Lake, Ohio, sculpture hoard #7 of 7 is a sculpted flint and crystal owl, with a bird in flight depicted at its right eye and a still bird depicted at its beak.


Ready to fly. View from reverse

Owl face. The head of the owl has been rounded off and shaped.The crystals have been worked to enhance the shape of the eyes and the beak. The artist recognized potential in the natural stone material and finished it off with final shaping. 



The bird in flight at right eye and the still bird at the beak may be seen here. (click photos to expand and compare)

 Markups of where the two other birds are depicted

The owl has built in hand holds. The two small arrows at left point to substantial grooves which accept the left hand index and middle fingers while the left hand holds a knob in the flint. The right arrow points to a smooth surface which fits perfectly on the open right hand to support the weight of the sculpture. It seems the owl was capable of being held or carried securely.

 "Whoo doesn't love Flint Ridge, Ohio?"

-kbj

2 comments:

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