A Porphyry Michigan Barbed Axe, 6-1/4 in.

Archaic Period, 8000-500 B.C.
Sigwan, Wisconsin
Expertly Restored on the pole.
length 6-1/4 in.

This full-grooved axe is made from green porphyry. The bit is large in proportion to the entire axe.  

Provenance:Collection History:
The label on the bit is difficult to read but it appears to have been found near the Railroad Bridge over the Grand River at Sigwan (Sp.)

Gerber, Art, The Art Gerber Story, 2007, pg. 342, fig. 7.282
Thompson, Ben W., Who’s Who in Indian Relics, Vol. No. 6, 1984, pg. 235

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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