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Slate Pendant w/Rattlesnake, Hand, Eye Bill Breckinridge COA

Slate Pendant w/Rattlesnake, Hand, Eye Bill Breckinridge COA

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1240141

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This extremely rare green slate pendant is 3 1/8" in diameter and is from Eastern Oklahoma dating to the Mississipian Period. The incised motifs are two antler-headed panther rattlesnakes with weeping/forked eye, four hands with eye in the palm and a central stylized eye. Each hand is set so that the fingers point in one of the sacred directions. The entire outside edge is incised with lines reminiscent of the shell mask hairlines and there are four stylized antlers at the four directions. It has six holes that have been correctly drilled. There is no evidence of modern tool markings. The true color is a little more light green that the pictures show. It comes with a Bill Breckinridge Raman laser spectrograph COA.