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Elongated Slate Long Neck Birdstone, From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei

Glacial Kame/Late Archaic Period, ca. 4000-1500 B.C.
Fulton County, Ohio
4-1/4 in.

possibly a transitional form bridging the "Elongated" and the "Chunky" or "Animal" forms.  Carved of a slate having colors which blend from tan to reddish brown.  This example has an exceptionally long neck terminating at the downward looking head.  The line formed by the underside of the head and neck creates a unique and very pleasing visage.   

Collection History:

Dan Wyse, Archbold, OH
Harry Mapel, Columbus Grove, OH
Gilbert Walls, Gomer, OH
John Steimle, Eau Claire, MI
Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, OH

Publications: 

Birdstones of the North American Indian, Townsend, Earl C., 1959, pg.  645-H.
Prehistoric Art, (GIRS publication), Vol 17, No. 3, 1982.
Artifacts, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan. 1972, pg. 9.

 

Provenance: Ex Dan Wyse, Archbold, OH; Ex Harry Mapel, Columbus Grove, OH; Ex Gilbert Walls, Ex Gomer, Ohio; Ex John Steimle, Eau Claire, MI; From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Ohio

Condition:

The overall condition is excellent but it does have a few very minor prehistoric nicks. 

Unsold
 

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