Complete antler bâton, near-cylindrical in section with two perforations above the burr. Extremity of the shaft is cut across and snapped, apparently intentionally. Both obverse and reverse surfaces are decorated with a galloping horse; they have large heads, outflung hind legs and flowing tails. Both figures face left; that on the obverse faces the perforation with its tail drawn on the base of the tine and that on the reverse faces away, so that its head corresponds to the other's tail. The horse on the obverse surface has three double gashes on its flank, that on the reverse has one.
- Excavated/Findspot: Madeleine, La
- (Europe,France,Aquitaine,Dordogne,Tursac,La Madeleine)
- Length: 28.6 centimetres
- Width: 4.5 centimetres
- Thickness: 2 centimetres
Ice Age art
2013 7 Feb-26 May, London, BM Ice Age Art
2010 Apr-Jun, Leeds, Henry Moore Institute, Ice Age Sculpture
Exacavated by both Christy and Lartet in 1863.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: BCR113534
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