The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

The Megaloceros is an extinct type of giant moose. It was drawn in charcoal with lines drawn rapidly and confidently, and finished with some stumping. This animal, which disappeared more than 10,000 years ago, had impressive antlers, although they are not depicted here, despite the detail given to the rest of the animal's features. Notice how different activities occurred on this panel: black paintings, clawmarks, scrapings and black drawings.
Charcoal Drawing on Rock
Size (Length)
Length 50cm
Cave Location
Panel of the Megaloceros
Age / Period
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Chauvet Cave Gallery Index
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery
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