Jane Pantalone Finds

New York State, Catskills Region


Occasionally the characteristic bird figure appears on an artifact that can not be dismissed as natural without some strenuous mental acrobatics.  This is one of them.  The bird is a separate object, somehow cemented onto the pedestal. 


Above:  Typical bird figure.  Below:  The same object flipped vertically, revealing the characteristic two-faced image of a quasi-anthropomorphic face at one end and a bird figure at the other. 




These figures nicely show the particular attention typically given to the carving of the eye.


This figure clearly shows the common motif of a nose in the form of a small bird-like face.



Three photos above:  Typical bird forms.


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