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Panther Intaglio Effigy

Panther Intaglio Effigy | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
View looking east of a 1000-year-old Indian intaglio effigy in the shape of a panther. The effigy, which is on the north bank of the Rock River, is filled with water due to flooding.
DESCRIPTION
View looking east of a 1000-year-old Indian intaglio effigy in the shape of a panther. The effigy, which is on the north bank of the Rock River, is filled with water due to flooding.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:123404
Creation Date:June 2008
Creator Name:Broihahn, John
City:Fort Atkinson
County:Jefferson
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:State Archaeology and Historic Preservation Image Files
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:placeholder
Original Format Number:123404
Original Dimensions:unknown
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Intaglio is a reverse image of the more common ‘panther’ type of effigy mound, dug into the earth rather than raised above it. The form of the mound most likely is meant to depict a water spirit.
SUBJECTS
Monuments
Mounds
Outdoor photography
Signs and signboards
Roads
Water
Buildings
Trees
Floods
Fences
Historic sites

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