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Petroglyph: Bird Headed Shaman

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Petroglyph: Bird Headed Shaman

Measurements: 3 inches x 2 inches x 1 and 1/2 inches
Weight: 200 grams

Bird-head figures consist of a human figure
with a bird for a head or with a bird
perched on the head. Their occurrence begins
in Basketmaker times and extends
well into Puebloan. Campbell Grant dated
bird-headed figures in the Chinle Wash
area of NE Arizona between AD 450-
1100, that is, Modified Basketmaker
through Developmental Pueblo eras.
In most of the cases, the bird is depicted in
profile with wings folded (see illustrations
for only known exception). The species of
bird is often non-determinable, although
many examples seem to have the shape of
a duck or the drooping wattles of turkeys.
Bird-headed figures appear singly or in
small groups. In groups, the figures are
often shown carrying various objects.
These objects appear as arrows, bows, and
atlatls.

Some of these bird representations
may relate to shamanic practices of
the period and the properties of
magical flight.
In many parts of the world shamans
claim to be able to engage in flights
in which the soul, leaving the body,
assumes the form of a bird. The
duck-headed figures may represent
shamans with this ability (Wellman
1975, Grant 1978).

The duck, a figure widely associated
with shamanism, has a long history
in both the Southwest and Mexico.
In Mexico it is a prominent figure in
the prehistoric art of the west coast
and it plays a major mythological
and ritual role among the CoraHuichol
(Furst 1974a:139). Among
both the Huichol and the Pueblos,
gods may assume the form of a duck,
especially when they are traveling
between the mountains and the sea....
At Zuni they may even be the kachina
dead or the gods themselves
Petroglyph: Bird Headed Shaman

Measurements: 3 inches x 2 inches x 1 and 1/2 inches
Weight: 200 grams

Bird-head figures consist of a human figure
with a bird for a head or with a bird
perched on the head. Their occurrence begins
in Basketmaker times and extends
well into Puebloan. Campbell Grant dated
bird-headed figures in the Chinle Wash
area of NE Arizona between AD 450-
1100, that is, Modified Basketmaker
through Developmental Pueblo eras.
In most of the cases, the bird is depicted in
profile with wings folded (see illustrations
for only known exception). The species of
bird is often non-determinable, although
many examples seem to have the shape of
a duck or the drooping wattles of turkeys.
Bird-headed figures appear singly or in
small groups. In groups, the figures are
often shown carrying various objects.
These objects appear as arrows, bows, and
atlatls.

Some of these bird representations
may relate to shamanic practices of
the period and the properties of
magical flight.
In many parts of the world shamans
claim to be able to engage in flights
in which the soul, leaving the body,
assumes the form of a bird. The
duck-headed figures may represent
shamans with this ability (Wellman
1975, Grant 1978).

The duck, a figure widely associated
with shamanism, has a long history
in both the Southwest and Mexico.
In Mexico it is a prominent figure in
the prehistoric art of the west coast
and it plays a major mythological
and ritual role among the CoraHuichol
(Furst 1974a:139). Among
both the Huichol and the Pueblos,
gods may assume the form of a duck,
especially when they are traveling
between the mountains and the sea....
At Zuni they may even be the kachina
dead or the gods themselves

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All items will be shipped via German overland postal service.
If you want express courier service for overseas destinations from Germany via DHL (tracking number included), please contact me at hansoswald@t-online.de for a cost estimate.

We will then send you tracking number for the delivery process. For overseas delivery outside of Europe, shipping charges will be based on destination.

We will discuss the details with you in advance via Etsy or e-mail. All items shipped will be secured up to a maximum value of € 300 = USD 350 roughly.

Packaging:
All canvases will be carefully bubble wrapped and boxed. Sculptures will also be carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and appropriately fitted in boxes.

Shipping address:
Please make sure your Etsy address is correct. If you like it sent to a different address than that of your Etsy-account, please include your corresponding details along with your purchase order. We are not responsible for packages sent to outdated or incorrect addresses.

Shipping times:
All items have already been created. Upon receiving payment, the items will promptly be packaged and shipped within 1-3 days. You will receive a message with your tracking number when your order has been shipped.

Note to international buyers: You are responsible for any customs fees, taxes, etc. incurred.

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Petroglyph: Bird Headed Shaman

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  • Materials: Kieselstein, Klarlack
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