05 May 2015
A sculpture with a bird-man nested among conchoidal fracture flake scars and a bovid and bird together on the edge of a cupule evokes symbolism similar to Lascaux Cave scene
David Boies find, Westlake, Texas. Natural conchoidal thermal fracture flake scars from freezing of the chert practically cover this side of the artifact.
Illustration of the sculpted face detected by David Boies
Bird emerging from egg imagery, where the human face depiction is on the belly of the bird.
There is an image of a bovid head on the rim of the cupule "mouth" of the human.
The right eye of the human figure is also a bird figure
The bird may be seen as "perched" on the head of the bovid
Bird perched on the head of a bison, perhaps looking for nesting material, a warm place with a view or lunch, is a fairly common scene in nature.
Lascaux cave, France, scene depicting a bird-man, a bird and an aurochs, ca. 17,300 years before present.
I propose the bird-man, bird and bovid imagery depicted in the Lascaux cave scene and on the Texas sculpture are expressions of related culturally mediated symbol systems found on two continents.