09 October 2013
A bird sculpture with a quartz crystal eye from Flint Ridge, Muskingum County, Ohio
"Bird sculpture with quartz crystal eye"
Flint Ridge, Muskingum County, Ohio
The sculpture measures 10cm x 14cm
Another bird looking right with beak tucked to breast. The two bird beaks are touching, implying mother feeding chick as seen in this Oregon sculpture.
New perspective moving to the right from top 3 photos. A second bird (owl face) comes into view.
Obverse view of the sculpture
The Ohio bird sculpture has similar form to an owl sculpture from The Old Route 66 Zoo, site 23JP1222. Both sculptures stand upright on bases and present in correct viewing orientation.
These sculptures are products of mimetic iterations of culturally mediated imagery which likely span millennia and hundreds of miles in North America.
A second owl sculpture in Flint Ridge material with quartz crystals from Buckeye Lake, Licking County, Ohio, which is one of seven sculptures found together as a "hoard."