bear effigy

tinkerwell

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Goldiver

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Welcome to Tnet, very cool piece!

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Johncoho

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Man is that thing cool. What a find. I wonder how old that is and who made it? Could be a very historic find.
 

Kray Gelder

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Interesting. What kind of material do you think it is. I notice some very obvious bubble cavities. Is it a fired clay piece? Doesn't look like carved stone.
 

MadTom

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Need more info. Not so sure about this peice. Something about the backside photo showing movement in the legs. Any informative on make of stone and where found?
 

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Very interesting piece! :occasion14:
 

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tinkerwell

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I'm not sure on the type of stone but it is heavy. my husband thinks it's a quarts type
 

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tinkerwell

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I'm not sure on the type of stone but it is heavy. my husband thinks it's a quarts type. found in southern missouri
 

catherine1

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The material may be soapstone.....that is nice.
 

arrow86

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Definitely interesting ... never seen a bear effigy as far as Native American artifacts go ... wonder if it’s more modern ... do you also find Indian artifacts in this area ??
 

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That’s cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

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tinkerwell

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believe me it is not fake my friend had a local archeologist look at it only one other one found in this area. don't know how old. but we have found over 190 artifacts in my area southern missouri.
 

dognose

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I gotta admit it looks like a bear.

I don't see any peck marks or ground areas though. if this is an Indian artifact, I would expect to see some peck marks and areas of grinding/smoothing. I do see depressions in the stone, and some areas which appear flat but not the type I would expect.

Instead of peck marks it appears to have small holes where material weathered out.

Do you see any marks under magnification in the areas of the arrows?
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From the 1st image it appears to be about 4 inches in length, which as effigies go would be pretty good size in my opinion.

has any other relics been found close to the area this was found?
 

RVRoamer73

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Pretty cool find. Definitely a conversation piece. Unique.
 

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The way that it is stylized is not unlike some Inuit carvings, but that would be a long way to travel.
 

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Really cool relic great piece
 

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Beautiful relic, congratulations to your friend.
 

Hawks88

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Beautiful piece. Congrats, and welcome to tnet from Niagara Falls.
 

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