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Old 01-23-2020, 10:47 PM   #1
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Made of some sort of stone. 2” wide 4” tall. The darker brown was spotted first.









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Old 01-23-2020, 10:49 PM   #2
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I see a head of a statue?
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:00 PM   #3
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No clue. Maybe a historic stone doll head ?
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:05 PM   #4
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Haven’t a clue. Very cool.
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:14 PM   #5
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I have no expertise at all, but I'd guess something from early Spanish explorers/settlers.
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:15 PM   #6
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That's crazy
Was it found near any known settlements?
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:19 PM   #7
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We really need more info, but if I had to guess it fell off of a wagon train heading west.
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:26 PM   #8
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Not enough info provided. Did you find it? Buy it? Where? When? How? Who?
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:27 PM   #9
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Any context as to where it was found?
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:36 PM   #10
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Recent find. 3-4 miles from the nearest power transmission line. Rugged terrain above the 6700' elevation. Not possible for any type of wagon movement (very rocky terrain). SE NM for the location area.
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:37 PM   #11
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Early Mesopotamian goddess statue. It was traded by ancient Egyptians and sold to the romans.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:00 AM   #12
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You don’t see that ever day!
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:06 AM   #13
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Just a guess!...possible trade piece. Who knows where from. Looks old and weathered. Something to definitely hold on to. Back "in the day" good stone and pretty stuff carried a lot of value. If that's granite or marble, especially from a northern mine sight, almost unheard of here in the South. One of my best artifacts was root beer chert from the Dakotas..found in San Saba
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:10 AM   #14
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Early Mesopotamian goddess statue. It was traded by ancient Egyptians and sold to the romans.
I see Romanesque...or at least Mediterranean area...with that curly hair and hair band.

Interesting find.
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:41 AM   #15
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Head from a walking cane.
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:49 AM   #16
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Aliens
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:36 AM   #17
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First thing that popped in my mind was folk art when i saw it..becouse of the headband. Seen similair while antique shopping. But new mexico desert is not known for folk art just lying around
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:50 AM   #18
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In.
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:57 AM   #19
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Amazing!
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:22 AM   #20
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:46 AM   #21
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First know depiction of Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:00 AM   #22
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What is that? Why no explanation?
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:01 AM   #23
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Head from a walking cane.
This, I'd put money on.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:13 AM   #24
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Maybe like mentioned above a cane head
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:17 AM   #25
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Did we ever get a size?
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:10 PM   #26
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What is that? Why no explanation?


Sorry that is the face of the carved stone.


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Old 01-24-2020, 12:22 PM   #27
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I wouldn't mention where you found it.....in a lot of places like National Forests and State Owned lands, it's against the law to take "artifacts"
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:27 PM   #28
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Super cool. How big is it?
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:15 PM   #29
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That’s a cool find whatever it is.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:32 PM   #30
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Better lighting


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Old 01-24-2020, 05:01 PM   #31
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I have no idea, but it sure looks old.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:47 PM   #32
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I think it’s the head from an early American “Resusci-Annie” doll.
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