Birdstone Effigy

Unknown makerca. 500 B.C.

Huntington Museum of Art

Huntington Museum of Art
Huntington, United States

Adena Culture, effigy form of a bird in a nesting position with protruding knob-like eyes. Birdstones were attached to the end of an atl-atl (spear thrower) to balance the weight of the spear. Recovered from the Big Sandy River, West Virginia in 1892.


  • Title: Birdstone Effigy
  • Creator: Unknown maker
  • Date: ca. 500 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: w2.875 x h1.75 x d1.875 in.
  • Culture: Adena
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Pitt Stark
  • Type: sculpture
  • Medium: carved granite stone

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