05 August 2015

Another Arkfeld Site mammoth form profile with face on its posterior

'Mammoth left profile combined with face depiction on its posterior'
Adam Arkfeld find, Clear Brook, Virginia

There may remnants of a red (ocher?) pigment in and around the 'eye hole'

'Mammoth right profile combined with face depiction on its posterior'

The point at the top of the stone is the crest of the mammoth's head. The face on the mammoth's posterior on this side of the piece seems to show a broad incised grin in profile. Maybe the face is depicted as frowning on the other side. 8x10cm.

Clactonian England mammoth/feline head combination figure featured in the prior posting to compare to Arkfeld Site example of mammoth figure made in the same scheme or template with a face looking away opposite from the mammoth on its posterior.

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