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A Striking, Keel-Shaped Banded Slate Gorget, From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Ohio

Adena Culture, Early Woodland Period, 1000-200 B.C.
Shiawassee County, Michigan
3-1/4 in.

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.  

Collection History:
Bernard Green, Shiawassee County MI
David Shirley Collection, Morrice, MI

Publications:

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

Condition:

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. 

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$5,400
04/08/2017
 

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