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Engraved marine shell gorget from Mississippi showing the pole litter motif, and woodpecker heads surrounding the cross-and-circle motif (symbolizing the chief as brother of the sun).
Holmes, J.H. 1883. Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans. Bureau of American Ethnology, 2nd Annual Report. Washington D.C. SEE ALSO Brown, J.A. 1985. The Mississippian Period In Ancient Art of the American Woodland Indians, edited by D.S. Brose, J.A. Brown, and D.W. Penney, photographs by D. Bakker, pp. 93-145. Harry N. Abrams, NY. Plate 58 (Brown 1985; Fig. 15, p.109)