A Ferruginous Slate, Elongated Long Neck Birdstone, From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Oh

Glacial Kame Culture / Late Archaic Period, 4000-1500 B.C.
Summit County, Ohio
length 5.25 in.

Crafted from a chocolate-colored ferruginous slate; the long neck is accentuated by the graceful flow of the stone's line, running from the tip of the head to the top of the triangular shaped tail. Faintly visible on the base is a penciled inscription, which reads (indecipherable) Ohio.

The earliest known collector was Gilbert Dilley of Akron, Ohio.  Mr. Dilley was a well-known Ohio collector from Akron and many of his artifacts can be seen on page 29 of Who’s Who in Indian Relics, Volume 1, 1960.  

Prehistoric American, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2009, (Birdstone Special Issue), pg. 37

Collection History:
Gilbert Dilley, Akron, Ohio
Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, Ohio

Provenance:Ex Gilbert Dilley, Akron, OH; From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Ohio


The bridge at the rear perforation has broken out.  

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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