12 November 2012

West Virginia rock panel relief carving may depict an action scene of a human fleeing a lion biting the neck of a bear

West Virginia rock panel relief carving may depict an action scene of a human fleeing a lion biting the neck of a bear
Mike Ellis find and photo from near Charleston, West Virginia. Photo courtesy of Alan Day, the Day's Knob web site, where Alan presents some more of Mr. Ellis' finds, among figure stones from the Day's Knob site (#33GU218) and from 17 states with more to come.

Ken Johnston interpretation and illustration of the rock art action scene. The lion's mouth is represented by the red line. The artist presents the human's left body profile, the lion's head right profile and the bear head viewed straight on from the front. (click photo to expand and toggle between clean photo and the illustration).

-kbj

2 comments:

  1. That is awesome. We really need a Rock Art Museum within the Smithsonian Institute . One awesome find !!

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  2. To me it looks a lot like camazotz the Mayan bat God with the sun or a head in his mouth.that would explain the man running.the bats head is that of the bears head in the other pictures you noticed.its also a cardinal head eagle flying illusion.the eagle's head is the bats head and cardinal heads beak

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