|Size: 10.5" x 13"
Material: Cast Stone, mounted on custom wood plaque
|Name: CHINESE HORSE PICTOGRAPH
Time: c. 15,000 BC
Location: Lascaux Cave, Montignac, France
This ancient horse was called "Chinese" because
of its resemblance to Sung dynasty horse paintings. Pictographs
refer to painted (as opposed to carved) representations created
by our pre-historic ancestors. The lovely painted horse, represented
in our exclusive full size recreation, was found painted on
the calcite covered walls deep within the subterranean tunnels
at Lascaux, in France. The artist painted by flickering fire
light, using handmade paint consisting of ground pigments combined
with animal fat. The paint was applied directly to the wall,
or, in some cases, blown through hollow reeds for special effects.
The delicate execution of the painting and its remote underground
location suggest the artist wanted the work to be protected
and survive. It remained hidden until the cave was discovered
by children and explored in the 1940s. Share the dream of an
ancient artist and allow the beauty of this 17,000 year old
art to brighten your cave.
ID #: NERW002F (Plaque)
NERW0028 (Wall Stele)