Northwest Coast, Prehistoric Columbia River Bird Effigy Mortar, Washington area
A large and deeply carved prehistoric Columbia River bird effigy mortar. The head extends from the bowl and displays strong facial features. The exposed ribs are a prehistoric artistic element associated with shamanism. Ex collection Fred Eisenman. 10 ¼” length x 9 3/4” width x 6 ½” height. 24 lbs weight.