Glacial Kame/Late Archaic Period, ca. 4000-1500 B.C.
Allen County, Ohio
a stately bird carved from green-banded slate; having a straight, vertical neck which forms a sharp right angle at the lower juncture of the long and forward looking head, suggestive of a soldier standing at attention. A faint concentric circle eye is evident on the right side of the head and finished with a rounded, expanding fantail.
Jacob Schilling, Lima, OH
Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, OH
Prehistoric American, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2009, (Birdstone Special Issue), pg 38 and 81 (3 o’clock).
Legends of Prehistoric Art. Vol. 2, Onken, 2011, p 538.
Provenance: Ex Jacob Schilling, Lima, Ohio; From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, Ohio
PLEASE NOTE: Bird is whole but has been broken and glued at neck.
The green-banded slate is well polished.
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