A Fine Pre-Historic Mississippian Mound Culture Native American Indian Cahokia Carved Stone Axe Head
A Fine Pre-Historic Mississippian Mound Culture Native American Indian Cahokia Carved Stone Axe Head
A Fine Pre-Historic Mississippian Mound Culture Native American Indian Cahokia Carved Stone Axe Head

A Fine Pre-Historic Mississippian Mound Culture Native American Indian Cahokia Carved Stone Axe Head

1000 to 1500 North American

Offered by Finch & Co

Sold

To browse more Art and Antiques click here

To see more from this dealer click here

A Fine Pre-Historic Mississippian Mound Culture Native American Indian Cahokia
Carved Stone Axe Head
With handwritten label ‘Henry County. Illinois’
A.D 1000-1500

Size: 19 cm long – 7½ ins long
The greatest pre-historic temple platform or 'mound' in the America's north of Mexico was 'monks mound' now known as Cahokia. This massive earthwork it is said, was visible an hour before arriving on foot. It was over 100 feet high and covered an area equal to a dozen football fields. Constructed of soil raised basketful by basketful over the level of the Mississippian floodplain to the height of a ten story office block.
In 1884 an archaeologist John Rogan discovered sophisticated artefacts in copper, marine shell and stone at the Cahokia site. These were of such artistic refinement they were unprecedented in the archaeology of the Eastern woodlands. This fine carved stone axe was most probably a ritual object from an elite burial.
Dimensions
Height 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Medium
Stone
Finch & Co

Finch & Co
Suite No 744
2 Old Brompton Road
London
SW7 3DQ
England

Contact Details
+44 (0) 207 689 7500
-
+44 (0)7836 684133
+44 (0)7768 236921
Email Dealer More Contact Details
Opening Hours
Contacts
Member Since 2006
Members of
View Full Details