19 August 2012

A chert bird figure stone, with tail feathering, from the confluence of the Licking and Muskingum Rivers, Ohio

 A chert bird figure stone, with tail feathering
Mike Raver find, Zanesville, Ohio, in the context of other art and tools and tool/art artifacts at the confluence of the Licking and Muskingum Rivers
Size is 6 x 8cm. (click photo to expand view)

A 90 degree rotation of the bird figure to the right yields a visage of a "one eye open, one eye missing" mask motif as seen in the figures Mike identified in the prior posting. The figure now becomes a flying bird-human icon, with legs/wings trailing behind.

-kbj

1 comment:

  1. looking thru my stones...i found another exactly like this but half as big made of gray flint

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