Featured what the funk is this stone ?, carving or not ?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by charlie cheswick, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hey folks, picked this up a while ago in a charity shop nik nak pile, looked interesting

    definetly a stone (cold,cold), but dont know if it is some some old primitive stone carving, or just been formed that way,

    or made to look that way;)

    does seem to have some uniformity

    cant even decide what stone it could be,

    any help appreciated

    flash, and without flash

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  2. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I don't know what it is but even though it looks like an old worn owl, I wonder if it's a beetle/insect fossil. shrug emoji smal purple.jpg
  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Looks like an owl,may just be a stream tumbled stone.
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks like a carved owl in amber............bwdik...:wacky::wacky::wacky:
  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    There's too much bilateral symmetry for me to think it was created entirely by nature. Amber would not be cold, cold.
  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Yeah I think I agree, there even looks like feet with toes

    Definitely stone, cold cold

    Was thinking maybe flint ?
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  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks sis, I hadn't thought of that, will look into it
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  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Are the lighter places something that has become caught in pits & crevices? Or are we seeing underlying material?
    Trilobite fossil? When I said 'not natural', I had in mind a strictly mineral formation, but fossilized organic material definitely possible. A 'cheekless' specimen?


  9. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Hi bronwen, thanks for the info

    The lighter patches are a clay type material stuck in crevices, easily removable
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  10. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Looks like an owl to me as well. Some kind of amulet? It's very interesting.
  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Yeah possibly, the very top of the head is broken off, so I suppose could of had a hole
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  12. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    My first thought was Owl also ... Joy.
  13. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    Looks really, really old, I would get it checked out.
    What if it’s an Egyptian scarab? You’ll want to know in case it comes alive at night!
  14. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Fossilized cicada?
  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  16. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

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  18. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    To the extent I can see it, I'm not spotting the dullness/roughness I would expect if anything had snapped off that edge. Isn't it fairly smooth all over, discounting the pits, etc.?
  19. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    o yeah, if it broke off it broke off many years ago, its dead smooth
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  20. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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