Two Bison

Two Bison

Date ca. 13,000 BCE

Movement Prehistoric, Upper Paleolithic, Magdalenian

Medium Clay

Dimensions length 23”

Location Le Tuc d’Audoubert Cave, Ariège, France

 

Like many cave paintings, prehistoric artists made use of natural outcrops within caves to become medium for their carvings. Though this carving makes use of a three-dimensional object, it is best viewed from one angle alone. The nearby footprints of a small child seem to dismiss the idea that religious ceremonies, if any, were adult male centric.