Glacial Kame Culture, Late Archaic Period, 3000-500 B.C.
Fulton County, Ohio
length 4.25 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.
Dan Wyse, Archbold, Ohio
Harry Mapel, Columbus Grove, Ohio
Gilbert Walls, Gomer, Ohio
John Steimle, Eau Claire, Michigan
Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, Ohio
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: From the Collection of Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, Ohio
The overall condition is excellent but it does have a few very minor prehistoric nicks.