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A Chunky Slate Birdstone, From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei

Glacial Kame Culture, Late Archaic Period, 3000-500 B.C.
Ashland County, Ohio
length 4 in.

This large example is classic in form with a rather small head a nearly vertical tail and a wide, thick body.  The green, banded slate is nicely banded and polished.

Numerous examples of this type have been found in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.  

Publications:

Ohio Indian Relic Collector Society, Bulletin 26, 1951, pg. 30
Prehistoric Art, Birdstone Special Issue, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1982, pg. 37
Prehistoric American, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2009, (Birdstone Special Issue), pg. 81, (11 o’clock)
Legends of Prehistoric Art, Onken, 2000, pg. 211
Prehistoric American, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2009, (Birdstone Special Issue, pg. 81, (11 o’clock)

Collection History:

A.E. Domoney, Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Leon Kramer, Columbus, Ohio
Dr. T. Hugh Young, Nashville, Tennessee
Julian Gentry, Danville, Kentucky
William Koup, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Kenny Simper, Hamilton, Indiana

Provenance:From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, Ohio

Condition:

The condition is exceptional.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$8,100
04/06/2018

 

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