Incomplete antler bâton, sub-cylindrical in section, with one perforation above the burr and a break at the base of the shaft. Obverse surface is decorated with three horses in file, facing to the left. The leading animal is drawn around the perforation and a curved line, oultining the bottom edge of this, gives an alternative deep belly to the animal figure. Reverse surface decorated with an elongated ladder design, running from the burr extremity around the perforation to stop in front of a single horse's head at the broken base of the shaft; facing right towards the perforation. There is a smaller enclosed ladder motif near the perforation, above the mane of the central horse.
- Excavated/Findspot: Madeleine, La
- (Europe,France,Aquitaine,Dordogne,Tursac,La Madeleine)
- Length: 30.6 centimetres
- Width: 6 centimetres
- Thickness: 3.4 centimetres
Ice Age art
2014 13 Feb-28 Sep, London, Natural History Museum, Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story PROMISED
2013 24 Jun-16 Sep, Spain, Santander, Fundación Botín, Ice Age Art
2013 7 Feb-26 May, London, BM Ice Age Art
1996 31 Jan-4 Mar, Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, Art, Ritual and Death in Prehistoric Wales
1984 September, Paris
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: BCR113543
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