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One carved from green gneiss stone the other from banded slate the undersides with holes for attachment
Old smooth and worn patina
Circa 1500 – 1000 B.C
Size: 4.5cm high, 3cm wide, 9cm deep – 1¾ ins high, 1¼ ins wide, 3½ ins deep
5cm high, 3.5cm wide, 9.5cm deep – 2 ins high, 1¼ ins wide, 3¾ ins deep
LEFT HAND BIRD SOLD
The form and context of the mound peoples art clearly shows that the human-animal relationship was a key part of their beliefs. The spiritual imagery of their societies suggests a sense of community between people and animals and the importance of ritual in maintaining or renewing a natural cycle of fertility and the well being of both.