Spotted Horse and Human Hands

Spotted Horse and Human Hands

Date Horses ca. 16,000 BCE, Hands ca. 15,000 BCE

Movement Prehistoric, Upper Paleolithic, Magdalenian

Medium Limestone cave painting

Dimensions Approximate length 11’2”

Location Pech-Merle Cave, Dordogne, France


Gouge marks seen here are believed to have been made by spear castings–perhaps in a hunting ritual that would have taken place within these caves.