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Proximal end of a swan's wing bone broken at both ends and engraved on one side with a drawing of a reindeer facing left. The feet are omitted and the head is now missing but part of the antler remains engraved on the upper surface. The animal's coat is shaded and marked with a zigzag line along the flank, which is also marked with a small V-shaped gash. A small hole is cut near the articular end of the bone on the reverse surface of this piece.
Length: 5.80 centimetres
Thickness: 1.50 centimetres
Width: 1.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Bird specialist Anne Eastham identified the bone as that of a Whooper swan Cygnus cygnus
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013 7 Feb-26 May, London, BM Ice Age Art
1984-1985 1 Oct-31 Dec, France, Paris, Musee de l'Homme, Arts et Civilisations des Chasseurs de la Prehistoire
- Acquisition notes
- Exacavated by both Christy and Lartet in 1863.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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