25 October 2013

Sleeping bird figure and human face profile on petrified palmwood from Colorado

Chris Schram find, near Big Dry Creek, Westminster, Colorado

Chris interprets a cartoonish anthropomorphic face profile looking left with an exaggerated long face and nose. The mouth is marked red to orient this figure. A black line is added here to show the subtle definition in the rock work which is used to delineate a bird head also looking left, where the human and bird figures share the same "eye." 

Sleeping Duck carved figure stone, Bob Doyle collection, Maine

Mesopotamian haematite sleeping bird figure 1200 -582 BC

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