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 informed that it was present in Missouri or the Mississippi River space within the Fifties. Each manner you flip it’s a totally different story picture. I see the proper 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 guts form in 2 totally different areas.”

So let’s have a look right here at these first two views of the identical rock, the elements that appear like a face effigy, for my part. 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 beneath.

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 totally different angles, and I can see a few of what Amanda is explaining, so far as the suggestion of an animal form beneath 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. Under proper I undoubtedly see the general coronary heart form that the rock suggests from this angle, however inside the rock’s floor I additionally assume the darkish type within the center seems to be 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 assume?

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

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

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

Simply to be thorough, I’ll embrace the final 2 footage – once more, all the identical rock, as seen from totally different angles – as offered by Amanda, whose grandfather discovered this a long time 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 prime left facet of it? In some methods, I can see that little cranium, however then step again and it turns into an eye fixed form to match the opposite bulge on the proper facet with the nostril and horizontal mouth form. I’d love to listen to what any of you consider all of those totally 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?