|Size: 12" x 15"
Material: Stone-Filled Polymer, mounted on custom wood plaque
c. 10,000 BC
During the last Ice Age, in an limestone shelter near Angles-sur-lAnglin in France, our ancestors carved powerful figures from the living rock. Over an area of several yards, they left an artistic legacy that includes majestic animals rendered in low relief, engraved animal silhouettes, and deep engravings of human heads, legs and pubic triangles. This dynamic piece is a highly accurate and detailed recreation of one of the most dramatic carvings from this shelter. The powerful bison head was cleverly carved on a limestone block by using the curves and contours already present in the stone surface. It is one of the finest examples of art during the Magdalenian Period (18,000 to 10,000 years ago). The ancient artist was a skilled observer of nature and this figure permits us to see and appreciate the majesty of the vanished bison through his eyes.