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Swan effigy
Description: Effigy of a swan was cut from tortoise shell. It has a very long neck that curves back along the length of the body. Features of the face are distinct; there is an upper and lower beak and a hole measuring 7.3 mm in diameter that represents an eye. Projections at the distal end indicate feathers. The tortoiseshell is yellowish red, yellow and black in color. The effigy has been broken in two pieces and glued together. Item was excavated from Seip Mound in Paxton Township, Ross County, Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07286
Subjects: Mounds--Ohio--Ross County; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; Archaeology; Hopewell culture--Ohio
Places: Paxton Township (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)