sandstone concretions and bone on steel

25 cm x 20 cm

mobius detail - click to enlarge

|object in private collection|

Cairn  /ke(ə)rn/noun

Origin: late Middle English, from Scots Gaelic, 1525-35, earlier, carn

  1. A mound of stones erected as trail marker. Cairns are often placed at junctions or in places where the trail direction is not obvious, and may also be used to indicate an obscured danger, such as a sudden drop, or a noteworthy point
  2. Landmarks or monuments constructed of rough stone used for hunting, ceremonial, astronomical or other purposes

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