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Copper Long-Nosed God Maskettes Recovered from Grant Mound by C. B. Moore (photo courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution #170197.000).

Copper Long-Nosed God Maskettes Recovered from Grant Mound by C. B. Moore (photo courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution #170197.000).

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... site as well as from Spiro in eastern oklahoma (Sampson and esarey 1993:458). among the most captivating artifacts recovered from any mortuary mound in Florida are two long-nosed god maskettes (miniature masks) from Grant Mound (Figure 4). These were first observed by Moore at a depth of 20 ft (6.1 m) below grant Mound's summit, immediately before "a section of the mound fell from above burying the objects beneath tons of sand and damaging them" (Moore 1895:486). ...
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... specimens from across the Southeast and Midwest are made of shell, bone, and copper. they shared a shield-shaped face, long protruding nose, large goggle-shaped eyes with central dots, and a cleft headdress (or hair) above a thin horizontal band (duncan and diaz-granados 2000:3) (see Figure 4). at each outer end of the band is a small perforation for attachment to the ear. it is suspected that twine was tied to the hole on the outside of the face, passed through a pierced earlobe, and then secured to an organic support on the back side of the earlobe (Brown 1996:552). ...