An Adena Bell-Shaped Banded Slate Pendant, From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Ohio

Adena Culture, Early Woodland Period, 1000-200 B.C.
provenance unknown, presumably Huron County, Ohio
5-5/8 in.

large form and crafted using highly-banded green slate, retains an old collector's label bearing the following: H-114, presumably referring to Berwell Thomas' collection. Two groups of four, and seven "tally marks" appear on opposites sides of the pendant at its narrow end. Traces of mineral encrustations are present on one side.

Collection History: 
Berwell B. Thomas, Townsend, Huron Co. OH (H-114)
Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, OH

Provenance:Ex Berwell B. Thomas, Townsend, Huron Co. OH; From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Ohio


Fine condition.  Berwell B. Thomas collected this very nice pendant in the late 1800s or early 1900s. 

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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