April 16, 2021 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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A Salvaged Porphyry Popeye Birdstone, with Red Ocher

Glacial Kame Culture, Late Archaic Period, 3000-500 BCE
length 3 in.

Crafted of highly contrasting cream and dark gray porphyry; head with upturned nose and large round popeyes; body has a slight flair which accentuates the salvaged tail; remnants of red ocher. 

Provenance:Purchased at a consignment shop in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Condition:

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Starting Price: $2,000
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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