Rock artwork face effigy (and extra) discovered within the Fifties – The Artsology Weblog

I obtained the next footage and story from a girl named Amanda who defined: “I used to be given some rocks that had belonged to my grandfather who handed away lengthy earlier than I used to be born. This one was in his assortment and I used to be advised that it was present in Missouri or the Mississippi River space within the Fifties. Each manner you flip it’s a completely different story picture. I see the fitting eye lacking entrance, cranium/faces within the again, with a mammoth print on the highest, a mammoth sculpture on the facet, they usually additionally used the center form in 2 completely different areas.”

So let’s have a look right here at these first two views of the identical rock, the components that appear like a face effigy, in my view. The suggestion of eyes, a nostril, and a mouth appear fairly clear to me. I’m not a rock artwork professional, and am solely sharing what Amanda has despatched to me; if anybody on the market has any ideas or experience on what she has right here, please share within the feedback part under.

face effigy rock found in Missouri in the 1950s
Two views of the identical rock face effigy present in Missouri within the Fifties.

Right here’s two extra views of the identical rock, from completely different angles, and I can see a few of what Amanda is explaining, so far as the suggestion of an animal form under left; what I’m seeing is a head, torso, and the looks of a tail, however that’s simply my interpretation. I’m assuming that’s the “mammoth” imagery that she talked about. Beneath proper I positively see the general coronary heart form that the rock suggests from this angle, however throughout the rock’s floor I additionally suppose the darkish kind within the center seems just like the suggestion of a foot print, with toes throughout the highest and the heel on the backside …? Once more, that’s my very own interpretation, what do you suppose?

rock art found in the 1950s
Two extra views of the identical rock, seen from completely different angles.

I’m unsure what I’m seeing in these footage under, however I’ll embody them right here since they’re extra views of the identical rock, perhaps different individuals on the market will see issues that I don’t. At any fee, that is certainly one of many examples the place individuals write to me and inform me they see a number of photos of various issues on the identical stone, it’s a standard notion that folks share.

rock art that grandpa found in the 1950s
Two extra views of the identical rock from completely different angles – what do you see right here?

Simply to be thorough, I’ll embody the final 2 footage – once more, the entire similar rock, as seen from completely different angles – as offered by Amanda, whose grandfather discovered this many years in the past. What are you seeing right here? Does anybody else see the suggestion of a small cranium within the decrease left image, within the high left facet of it? In some methods, I can see that little cranium, however then step again and it turns into a watch form to match the opposite bulge on the fitting facet with the nostril and horizontal mouth form. I’d love to listen to what any of you consider all of those completely different views of the identical stone.

rock art with different views, found in the 1950s
Two extra views of the identical rock; do you see the suggestion of a small cranium on the left facet?