Talking Stone Rock Art Coso America USA Documentary Film

The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

THE PANTHER PANEL
Ten drawings are arranged over the area. The animal figures include 3 bears, 2 felines - including a panther - 2 ibex, 3 unidentifiable animals and 1 red dot, made with the palm of the hand. The central piece of the panel is dominated by the panther and the 2 superimposed bears. Whilst the outlines are precise and 'essential', the figures are incomplete. The spots on the panther represent a feline coat, where as the spots on the cave bear probably suggested a thicker fur. The figures are all drawn in red. Other visible marks on the panel are attributable to bears - paw-rubs and claw marks.
Medium
Red pigment drawing
Size
5m (l) - 1.5m (w)
Cave Location
The Red Panels Gallery
Age / Period
Aurignacian
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery
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Chauvet Cave Gallery Index