Middle - Late Archaic, 6000-1000 B.C.Spencer County, Indianalength 4.5 in.heavily cleaned
This bannerstone is one of the highlights of the Art Gerber collection. It was found by Floyd Stewart in 1968 while surface hunting across the river from Owensboro, Kentucky. This rare bannerstone is remarkable for its graceful form, striking bands and beautiful light colored slate. It has been very well documented in the literature. Very few of these highly developed Reels have ever sold publicly.
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