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Lot 0063
Native American, Midwestern US, Eastern Woodland, ca. 200 to 1000 CE. An ovoid votive object, hand-carved from a dark-gray stone, depicting a stylized vulva with a raised base. Two recessed grooves curve around the central area and terminate at a point, and a teardrop-shaped design completes the feminine imagery. Items like this example would have been created for an individual or family as a talisman of fertility, likely kept inside the home. Size: 3.25" L (8.3 cm).

Provenance: ex-collection of the late Peter Arnovick, San Francisco, California, USA

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Age-commensurate surface wear, small chips around exterior peripheries, point, and base, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen deposits throughout.

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Rare Native American Stone Votive - Stylized Vulva

Estimate $400 - $600Mar 1, 2018