The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

CENTRAL RECESS HORSE
The End Chamber of the Chauvet Cave was clearly reserved for a considered display of cave art. In the centre of the large panel is a recess which demonstrates this selectivity; only one image was drawn here. As usual the wall surface was scraped clear, and a single horse was drawn upon it. The tail of the horse was drawn into an indentation in the rock. The effect of this, on viewing the single image in this central recess, is that the animal appears to be coming out of the rock, as if the rock is simply a veil, distinguishing it yet not separating it from the spirit world.
Medium
Black Drawing on Rock
Size (Length)
100cm
Cave Location
The End Chamber
Age / Period
Aurignacian
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