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Chauvet Cave Horse
Title - Chauvet Cave Horse
Artist - Jim Smith
Photo of the Chauvet Cave horse
Photo of Chauvet Cave Drawing
estimated to be over 30,000 years old

Description - A finely carved wood rendering of a horse drawing found on the Chauvet cave in southern France. The wood is white pine and the horns and tail are metal.

   The Chauvet Cave was discovered in 1994 on a limestone cliff by three cave explorers who had to remove fallen stones that blocked their passage.  One of the explorers was Jean-Marie Chauvet for whom the cave was named. The cave is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. Hundreds of animal paintings have been found of horses, lions, hyenas, rhinoceroses, mammoths, panthers and bears.
   The cave has been sealed off to the public since its discovery but a facsimile is expected to be opened to the public in 2014.

Dimensions (inches) -  18h x 27w x 7d      Weight  < 14 lb

Item#  sj02    About the artist - click here