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One of 290+ prehistoric glyphs on the cave walls of Picture Cave.  This example shows Anthropomorphs with red sashes and accents and a Cave entrance.

Picture Cave Auction

Selkirk Auctions / August 25 - September 14, 2021

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Picture Cave Auction
Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Beginning at 10am CST.

 

A TWO-CAVE SYSTEM OF NATIVE AMERICAN POLYCHROME PAINTINGS, TOGETHER WITH 43 ACRES OF SURROUNDING LAND
Western Mississippian, present day Missouri, USA, 800-1100 CE
Understood to be an ancient hallowed site for sacred rituals, astronomical studies, oral tradition and vision quests, the two cave system boasts massive panels of over 290 prehistoric glyphs making it the largest collection of indigenous people’s polychrome paintings in Missouri. Considered to be one the most significant North American archeological sites, Picture Cave’s importance has been described by scholars as rivaling that of Cahokia and Chaco Canyon. Be a part of the future stewardship of these caves and land which has been described as “the most important rock art site in North America”.

View the full history/description, additional images and instructions on registration at www.selkirkauctions.com

Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers: 555 Washington Avenue, Suite 129, St Louis, Missouri 63101 USA
Call 314.696.9041 for more information.

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