THE ART OF THE ICE AGE - EXPLORING THE DEEPER HISTORY OF ART
ICE AGE SCULPTURE: PEKÁRNA HORSE
Horse Drawn on a Horse Jaw
Magdalenian, c.13, 000 years old
This unusual implement with a broad, flat, ovate blade and narrower, rounded handle was made from one side of the lower jaw of a horse. It has been variously described as a knife, spoon or paddle-shaped object but we do not know its function. It has engraved drawings on both sides. This side shows three horse heads within a border of vertical incisions. One of horses faces left; the others face right and are drawn the opposite way up. This reversal also occurs on the other side which shows a bison and chamois head.