Seemingly about to strike, the stone artifact has a double-twisted coiled body tapering to a pointed end. Curious circular marks with pitted dots surrounding some of the circles are evident along the length of this carved stone, perhaps indicating scales. Abrasion scratches along with slight dings and cuts are evident throughout the artifact.
The image/pattern/provenance of this artifact suggests it may have some association with the nearby Serpent Mound. Serpent mound, found atop a cliffside above Ohio Brush Creek is the largest serpent effigy in the world. Much confusion and scholarly differences are associated with the site. It was either constructed by the Ohio Valley Fort Ancient Culture sometime around 1000 AD, OR it was refurbished by the Fort Ancient Culture but ACTUALLY constructed by the very early Adena Culture, around 3000 years ago! Either way, the place has had a long attraction to the serpent.
This can also be surmised via an old Cherokee Indian legend. A large serpent with supernatural appearance and power. Long existence of the legend attests to the importance of the figure. Perhaps the Serpent Mound was a large totemic shrine?
Others have speculated about possible astronomical alignments. The jury is still out. For this listing, however, it is intriguing to find a serpent carved out of stone essentially next door to a major earth-image site.
As with all artifacts, that come from old family collections and I depend upon family input into the history/provenance of the piece. This is a fabulously intriguing find that deserves special placement in anyone's collection. (Artifact will be triple-boxed to insure safety of this piece). The item "SNAKE EFFIGY CARVED STONE, NORTH OF PEEBLES, OHIO, 19th Century Discovery" is in sale since Wednesday, July 20, 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.