11 June 2013

Quartz bird figure from Hemet, California, collection of Karon Schwab

Quartz bird figure from Hemet, California, collection of Karon Schwab (click photo to expand)

Side 2

Side 1 with scale



There is a ledge and a pad which fits the thumb in a secure grip of the bird figure which presents the beak as a possible tool bit 

Right profile, note inclusion exposed as the bird's eye and the stone work to sculpt the beak

Bird head with detail-worked bird's eye in left profile. Note the faint incised mouth line on the beak as well as a nostril. (click photo to expand)

View from on top of the bird, showing some black inclusions in the stone

-kbj

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