Adena Culture, Early Woodland Period, 1000-200 B.C.
Shiawassee County, Michigan
made of a striking dark green and light yellow banded slate, with two conically drilled perforations; found by Bernard Green in Shiawassee County, Michigan in the early 1950s.
Bernard Green, Shiawassee County MI
David Shirley Collection, Morrice, MI
Artifacts, Vol. 14, No. 3, 1984, pg. 88
Prehistoric Art ’83, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1983, pg. 123
Prehistoric Artifacts, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1986, pg. 17
Legends of Prehistoric Art, Vol. 2, Onken, 2011, pg. 542
Provenance: Ex Bernard Green, Shiawassee County Michigan; Ex David Shirley Collection, Morrice, MI; From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Ohio
This gorget was once a favorite in the David Shirley collection. He had it published several times and used it on his business cards. Another example of this interesting and beautiful material may be found on the Bar Amulet from northern Ohio shown elsewhere in this catalog.
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