SIA2491: The Birdman Tablet

Copyright:© Copyright 2007 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Collinsville, Illinois.

Related Documents

Download Options

Image NameWidth x HeightSize
SIA2491.jpg640 x 46361K
SIA2491.jpg1200 x 869211K
SIA2491.jpg4584 x 33202M


The Birdman Tablet shows man with a bird-like mask. He is in a dance pose with a winged costume. It was found at Monks Mound and dates to 1300 A.D. The reverse side has a crosshatched pattern perhaps representing snake skin. The tablet is symbolic of the sky world (bird), this world (man), and the underworld (snake).

contact us - copyright & disclaimer - search - what's new