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.