Native American slate gorgetM57
A grey/green slate gorget of stylised owl form, the carver has made skilful use of the natural striations in the stone to form a pattern on the polished surface.
North America, native American, early to mid 2nd Millennium AD
5.7 x 3.5 cms
Two chips on the upper sides otherwise intact
Ex. private collection, Wiltshire, UK; acquired in the 19th Century