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2976-2017) Bar type rattlesnake crotalus effigy atlatl weight made of Fraser Canyon steatite.
 

 

 

2906-2016) Atlatl Weight made in an effigy of a rattlesnake crotalus or tail.  This museum caliber G8 Quality relic measures approx 3 3/8" x 1 1/16" x 9/16" and has been heavily incised, biconically drilled, abraded, and polished into the desired form. It is mega patinated and mineralized and is believed to be part of the Hohokam Culture out of Pinal County, Arizona. Was found on private property during a construction project during the 1930-40's x Pop & Mary Wyeth, Brian Moore Collections.
 
 

 

 

2973-2017) Museum Caliber G10+ Great Basin Woca Stone made of a medium grained andesite.
 

 

 

2927-2016) Half Moon Paleo Crescent made of an incredibly scarce green, clear, and white color Montana moss agate.
 

 

 

1401-2012) Basketmaker Effigy Pendant / Charm made of a heavily patinated and extremely well mineralized mottled light green, cream, tan, white, and clear colored serpentine stone. This specimen measures approx 1 5/8" x 1 3/16" x 1 5/7/32" and has been pecked, abraded, incised, carved, and polished to form. This is an extremely intricate artifact with a high level of detail where a kneeling women carrying a burden basket secured by a trump strap is depicted. There are multiple sub carvings within the main body of the piece for example: The feet are bound and appear like the tail or crotalus of a rattlesnake; the ears have flared spools; the leather pants and leggings have criss-cross diamond patterns, again like the pattern on a rattlesnake; the top of the head and where it has a biconically drilled hole looks like a bird or wolf's head. A few unconventional thoughts: May have served as a weaving implement or gauge, an atlatl weight or even a spur and possibly the maker originally considered making a pipe bowl? - definitely was affixed similar as a pendant and wear patterns suggest additional possibilities for attachment. Was found by Lynn Langdon while hunting presumably on private land in the Lake Nayarit area of West Mexico early to mid 19th century, cataloged as LLL 1025(D), x Hank Johnson Coll, Good Condition with a few minor contact marks consistent with a lakebed or creek find, Museum Quality, by far one of the finest, most sophisticated, and interesting pendants I have ever seen. Comes with a copy of a write up about Lynn Langdon and a NWAC statement of provenance. Superb artifact in every respect, G10+ Quality.

 

 

 

Home Pacific Coast Paintings / Prints
About Us Columbia Plateau Paintings / Prints 2
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Personal Collection Texas 1 Flintknapping Art
Items on Hold Texas 2 Metalwork
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Clearance Eastern Seaboard Pre Columbian
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Rodney Michel

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