04 November 2014

Pebble face mask including mammoth left profile form in context of other iconic stones from Texas

 David Boies find, near Austin, Texas, 6cm

This pebble was selected by the artist because of the suitable "mammoth left profile shape" at the top, reminiscent of the mammoths' prominent head bump. It has a worked face mask in the lower half with a pecked circle serving as a wide open mouth. The mammoth head bump at top left of the stone has been given a carved eye in correct anatomical position. The top of the human's head may be seen as being topped or crested by the mammoth profile.

An expanded right eye and mouth with quartz crystal features makes this pebble mask

Chert pebble with worked eyes and nose to compliment a natural mouth feature in the cortex of the stone


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