09 May 2011
White bison (prey) shares crystal eye penetrating flint with feline (predator) depicted on reverse side
White buffalo head right profile with horn detail protruding
Artifact from the Pam Douglass collection, Jacksontown, Ohio
Multiple art pieces found by Pam and her grandson Connor
while hunting for points.
Eye penetrates the stone, allowing light to pass through crystals
Pam was ridiculed for suggesting the white buffalo head iconography, knowing she had multiple other examples of people and animals, on a site sometimes known as arrowheadism.com. A kind reader in another state suggested she contact me. Ironically, via the internet, Pam lives 2 miles from my home in Hebron, Ohio, and sells me my favorite potato salad at the corner market! Artifacts are Flint Ridge material, Licking County, Ohio, found at Jacksontown.
The feline in top/first photo is one of the repeated motif of "lion perched above, ready to pounce" which is seen in other artifacts as well.
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This piece may indicate a similar expression of an ideological value of a predator/prey depiction of "bison in the eye of the cat" as described by Allen V. Deibel in the above posting. Both Allen's and Pam's artifacts are from east Ohio.
White buffalo born May 12, 2011, three days after this post was made: