16 August 2017
Big cat head sculpture with eye perforation from Arkfeld Site, Virginia, includes human face mask
'Lion head left profile sculpture with perforation as eye'
Adam Arkfeld find, Site #44FK731
This large sculpture weighs several hundred pounds. It is made in a typical artistic template or scheme which is seen in other North American cat head sculptures and which must have been culturally facilitated. This template is seen on boulder-size pieces like this to smaller 2-5cm examples. Eye, nose, mouth, chin, ear and jaw line are depicted here.
There is a 'human face mask' carved in relief in the lower right corner of the cat head.