Found in Tursac in the Dordogne, this sculpture, like many others whose general shape is controlled by that of the fragment of reindeer wood used for its manufacture, belongs to what can be called the "flattened round bump", in the sense that the thickness of the object does not correspond to reality. It's probably a propellant fragment.
Bison licking" is one of the best known works of Palaeolithic art. The animal's body and legs, one of which is broken, have nothing sensational: the shape is correct, the attitude is well captured, but perhaps less alive than for other objects.
Mould made directly from the original model. The dimensions of our reproduction are identical to those of the original.
The patina has been enriched with ossein so that the rendering is as faithful as possible to the original.
Reproduction in patinated resin.
Dimensions with base:
Height: 9.5 cm (3.54").
Width: 7 cm (2.75").
Depth: 2.5 cm (0.78").
Weight: 200 g.
Origin: Madeleine shelter, Tursac, Dordogne.
Museum: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, National Archaeological Museum.
The piece is mounted on a solid oak base. This type of base allows the objects to be removed completely. In this way, they can be held and admired more easily.
Reproduction sold with an authentication document + its base + its reinforced transport box.
Version protected by INPI with copyright "©The-Paleoscope", year 2014".