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.
PLEASE NOTE: Bird is whole but has been broken and glued at neck.
Jacob Schilling, Lima, OH
Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, OH
Publications: 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