Nee-Hee (White Owl)
Pendant necklace with engraving inspired by ancient Caddo Pottery Bailey Engraved design as shown on p.4, E. of "Handbook of Texas Archeology: Type Descriptions". Silver findings on 2mm brown leather cord 17 1/4" long through horizontal hole in stone. Rough alabaster stone was hand cut, shaped, sanded & polished with hand saws, rasps, files & sandpapers into a teardrop shape. Hand engraving done with non-electric steel-tipped rod. This pendant had to be completely re-sanded, polished & engraved after being damaged in the 2019 tornado at Caddo Mounds in Texas.
Materials: Oklahoma white alabaster stone
Technique: Hand cut, shaped, sanded, polished & engraved (no electric tools)
Size: 1 11/16" H x 1 1/8" W x 3/8" D