Talking Stone Rock Art Coso America USA Documentary Film

The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

PANEL OF THE LIONS
The wall to the right of the central recess has a large number of animals drawn on to it. The overall scene depicts a hunt. On the right of the composition there is a rhinoceros and a mammoth. On the left, there are four bison heads, and two more rhinos. Then there are seven bison, pursued by a pride of sixteen lions, mainly depicted by their heads alone. Above all of this drama, at a different scale, there is a large feline figure shown standing face to face with a lion cub. Almost all of the animals on this panel face left. This composition is unique in Palaeolithic art.
Medium
Black Drawing on Rock
Size (Length)
Length 4m
Cave Location
The End Chamber
Age / Period
Aurignacian
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery
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Chauvet Cave Gallery Index