Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cothren's Indian "Idol"

The legs were added, the material "petrified walnut(?)."
Image from:;size=100;view=image (the next page is the illustration of Pomperauge's Grave, Nonnewaug's Grave a couple pages after that).


pwax said...

Those "pop-out" eyes must be pegs for tying the thing, instead of holes.

I was reading that one proposed function was as an atlatl handle - used on the proximal end of the stick. I propose it is the atlatl "hook" used at the distal end of the stick to hold the back end of the spear in place.

Tim MacSweeney said...

Some bird stones I came across in "google images" have those "pop eyes...