Creeping Hyena Spear Thrower of La Madeleine
With its short, thick muzzle, small nostrils, round eye and curved forehead, the animal depicted could be a hyena and would therefore be unique, as there is no undoubted representation of this carnivorous animal in the furniture or parietal field. Nevertheless, it is also possible that the artist wished to depict a feline in the attitude of the lookout, ready to pounce, as suggested by the sagging and very well rendered position of its legs. A final hypothesis, less attractive than the other two because it is more "classical", would be that this humpback represents a young bovine, probably a bison. The object was probably designed to be seen from the left profile: the reverse side of the humpback is much less detailed.
Height: 11.5 cm (4.33").
Width: 5 cm (1.96").
Depth: 1.5 cm (0.39").
Period : (-16000 years before B.P.).
Place of discovery: commune of Tursac in the Dordogne.
Conservation: National Archaeology Museum of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Archive: MAN 60 338
Made of acrylic resin enriched with ossein to restore the appearance of the original model.
This copy is made from the original matrix of the discovery piece.
The patina is studied to be as faithful as possible to the original discovered.
The moulding and reconstruction are signed (Alain Morala).
The base is mounted on a solid oak base with a clamping claw system that respects the facsimiles, which are therefore not drilled.
It has been specifically designed to allow you to remove the object completely from its base and to view it more easily from all angles.
Reproduction sold with an authentication document + its base + its reinforced transport box.
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