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engraved antler/bone/ivory / portable art

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Palart.419

  • Description

    Fragment of engraved reindeer metatarsal decorated on one surface with two reindeer, one of which is now incomplete. The head of the figure second in file is superimposed on the rump of the animal in front, and both face right. The more complete figure is probably a young animal, having little in the way of antlers, and that the leading figure is also male is indicated by the representation of its sex. Both animals have coat markings engraved with fine hacures and the second in file has a very large eye and a lance struck through its chest in a diagonal line from throat ruff to back.
    Joined to Palart 424.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 7.1 centimetres
    • Width: 3.3 centimetres
    • Thickness: 2 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Sieveking 1987 419 bibliographic details
    • Cook 2013 (a) pp. 193-195 bibliographic details
    • Cook 2013 (b) pp. 50-51; 192-3. bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2014 20 Jun-10 Nov, France, Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, La Madelaine et Laugerie-Basse - Deux Grands Sites: Un Siecle et Demi de Recherches
    2013 24 Jun-16 Sep, Spain, Santander, Fundación Botín, Ice Age Art
    2013 7 Feb-26 May, London, BM Ice Age Art
    2010 Apr-Jun, Leeds, Henry Moore Institute, Ice Age Sculpture

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Exacavated by both Christy and Lartet in 1863.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    Palart.419

  • Additional IDs

    • Palart 424 (Small fragment joined to Palart 419)
Fragment of decorated reindeer metatarsal (bone) engraved on the obverse surface with two reindeer, one of which is now incomplete.  The head of the figure second in file is superimposed on the rump of the animal in front, and both face right.  The more complete figure is probably a young animal, having little in the way of antlers, and that the leading figure is also male is indicated by the representation of its sex.  Both animals have coat markings engraved with fine hacures and the second in file has a very large eye and a lance struck through its chest in a diagonal line from throat ruff to back.

Fragment of decorated reindeer metatarsal (bone) engraved on the obverse surface with two reindeer, one of which is now incomplete. The head of the figure second in file is superimposed on the rump of the animal in front, and both face right. The more complete figure is probably a young animal, having little in the way of antlers, and that the leading figure is also male is indicated by the representation of its sex. Both animals have coat markings engraved with fine hacures and the second in file has a very large eye and a lance struck through its chest in a diagonal line from throat ruff to back.

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