Hopewell. <em>Bird Stone</em>, 1500–500 B.C.E. Mottled greenstone, 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 4 in. (4.4 x 3.8 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection, 63.198. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.63.198_view01.jpg)

Bird Stone


Medium: Mottled greenstone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:1500–500 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 4 in. (4.4 x 3.8 x 10.2 cm)


Accession Number: 63.198

Image: CUR.63.198_view01.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Carved greenstone bird with a sloped neck; long, up-turned beak; and two large disc-shaped eyes that protrude from head on slender stems. The tail flares out from the body, which rests on two perforated supports suggesting legs. Condition: good.

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