01 January 2014
Sculpture of human head left profile combined with a one-eyed skull from site 23JP1222, "The Old Route 66 Zoo"
Sculpture of human head left profile combined with one-eyed skull depiction
Ken Johnston interpretation of human head looking left
Ken Johnston interpretation of human skull looking straight on. The skull is depicted as missing its mandible or jaw bone. The right eye of the human looking left becomes the left eye of the "one eye open, other eye shut or missing" skull.
A human skull with a red line demonstrating maxilla without upper teeth
Here is another example of a jawless skull depicted on a human head sculpture, part of the seven sculpture hoard discovered by Ken Johnston on the shore of a former glacial swamp, Licking County, Ohio. Like the Missouri example, the skull is depicted as having a symbolic missing left eye expressed as a larger open area like that of an empty eye socket. The red line markup in the photo represents the toothless maxilla.