Tablet Designs

5a.21 Tablet Designs

Tablet Designs

Two of the tablets are engraved with geometric designs. The rest are incised with abstract figures that appear to be birds such as falcons, hawks, or eagles, or combinations of birds and humans. The bird design is most distinct on the Berlin tablet. The same elements appear as mirror images on the Wilmington and Cincinnati tablets. The Kiefer tablet, only a part of the original, may represent a bird's tail. The Lakin, Gaitskill, and Low tablets combine bird elements with human hands or faces. The Wilmington tablet also shows stylized human faces on the bird heads.

Catalog Number: A 0127/000001
Image Number: AL07169