PETROGLYPH SLAB: Two Figures/Spiral-Sun; Otero County, Northern New Mexico. An intriguing piece of rock art. In the 1800s a rancher riding about 6 miles north of Tularosa, New Mexico.
Noticed many images carved into rocks along the narrow trail he was switch-backing on. This loose rock slab is from that early trip into the region. The artifact was stored in an outback building until the 1980s when this site acquired it and many other stone artifacts. This rock slab was clearly part of a larger panel of images, based on an examination of the ends/sides of this slab. The images show a larger figure with a smaller one attached pregnancy?To the right of the larger image is a radiant circle with a spiral within. The rarity of this particular piece of rock art is due to the multitude / variety of images carved onto a relatively thick slab. Interestingly, just north of the vicinity where this slab apparently came from is an area of New Mexico that has thousands of rock art images on boulders and along cliff faces. Scientists suspect that the petroglyphs there are the product of the Jornada Mogollon people who inhabited the area between 1000 and 1400 AD. Chinks, dings, cuts, soil/perhaps fire discoloration are evident along the listed stones face and sides. The item "PETROGLYPH SLAB Two Figures/Spiral-Sun Otero County, Northern New Mexico" is in sale since Monday, September 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "saltrento" and is located in Erie, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.