The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

Ten drawings are arranged over the area. The animal figures include 3 bears, 2 felines - including a panther - 2 ibex, 3 unidentifiable animals and 1 red dot, made with the palm of the hand. The central piece of the panel is dominated by the panther and the 2 superimposed bears. Whilst the outlines are precise and 'essential', the figures are incomplete. The spots on the panther represent a feline coat, where as the spots on the cave bear probably suggested a thicker fur. The figures are all drawn in red. Other visible marks on the panel are attributable to bears - paw-rubs and claw marks.
Red pigment drawing
5m (l) - 1.5m (w)
Cave Location
The Red Panels Gallery
Age / Period
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery
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Chauvet Cave Gallery Index
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