Engraved bone. Rib bone of a woolly rhinoceros with ancient breaks at both ends with the drawing of a man engraved near the base. He is drawn in profile facing right. The face has a prominent nose and mouth. The neck is thick and the lines of the body curve out and down to form a plump figure. The legs stop at the knees and the right leg is shown slightly forward of the left. His left arm is held out and appears to be holding a stick, perhaps a spear, indicated by a horizontal line across the body. The figure appears to have a large penis but the outline is not deliberately engraved The surface of the bone is scratched and pitted by natural post-depositional processes.
- Excavated/Findspot: Pin Hole Cave
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Nottinghamshire,Creswell Crags,Pin Hole Cave)
- Length: 20.8 centimetres
- Width: 3 centimetres
- Thickness: 1.4 centimetres
Ice Age art
2013 24 Jun-16 Sep, Spain, Santander, Fundación Botín, Ice Age Art
2012 Jan-Apr, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Fantastic Creatures.
2011 Jun-Sept, South Korea, Ulsan Museum, Fantastic Creatures.
2009-2011 23 Jun-10 May, Nottinghamshire, Creswell Crags Museum, LT loan
1984-1985 1 Oct-31 Dec, France, Paris, Musee de l'Homme, Arts et Civilisations des Chasseurs de la Prehistoire
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: BCR117272
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