Clay Bird

Length 67 mm (2.6")

This one has a beak fashioned from sandstone chips protruding from what may have been a red flower (the material was red before drying out and largely disintegrating).  The eye is a piece of leaf.

Photo below:  The object in situ.  The red face (right) is visible, though largely obscured by a plant and other objects.  Note the smaller clay bird of a different mixture in front, and the tiny red-ochre-colored bird in front of that.  These were located right next to the ball of clay amalgam on which a distinctly anthropomorphic face was carved.

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