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  • SOLD!  Mississippian Shell Maskette, Weeping Eye Motif, Tennessee
  • SOLD!  Mississippian Shell Maskette, Weeping Eye Motif, Tennessee

SOLD! Mississippian Shell Maskette, Weeping Eye Motif, Tennessee

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Mississippian Shell Maskette, Weeping Eye Motif, Tellico Plains Site, Tennessee

A wonderful prehistoric Mississippian shell maskette with engraved "weeping eye" motif.  This is the same motif found on Peregrine falcons and archaeologists theorize the motif represented a warrior cult in the Southern Ceremonial Complex.  Both eyes are drilled for suspension and this would have likely been used as a pendant.  The original archaeological deposits remain on the surface.   2 1/2" height x 2 1/4" width.