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An introduction to the study of prehistoric art . Fig. 68.—Rhinoceros engraved on a schist pebble. Tribolite cave, Arcy-sur-Cure. and in the Tribolite cave at Arcy-sur-Cure, in Yonne{Fig. 68). ^ Musee Prehistorique, 210. ^ UAnthrop., xv.. Fig, 45, p. 156. ^ Ibid., Fig. 27, p. 129. ^ La Caverne de Font lie Gauine,). 147. 54 PREHISTORIC ART Palaeolithic art found its highest expression in thedrawing of two animals which no doubt existed in enormousnumbers in South-west France during the later period ofthe Palaeolithic age ; but which now live only in verydistant parts of the world. These are th

An introduction to the study of prehistoric art . Fig. 68.—Rhinoceros engraved on a schist pebble. Tribolite cave, Arcy-sur-Cure. and in the Tribolite cave at Arcy-sur-Cure, in Yonne{Fig. 68). ^ Musee Prehistorique, 210. ^ UAnthrop., xv.. Fig, 45, p. 156. ^ Ibid., Fig. 27, p. 129. ^ La Caverne de Font lie Gauine,). 147. 54 PREHISTORIC ART Palaeolithic art found its highest expression in thedrawing of two animals which no doubt existed in enormousnumbers in South-west France during the later period ofthe Palaeolithic age ; but which now live only in verydistant parts of the world. These are th Stock Photo
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An introduction to the study of prehistoric art . Fig. 68.—Rhinoceros engraved on a schist pebble. Tribolite cave, Arcy-sur-Cure. and in the Tribolite cave at Arcy-sur-Cure, in Yonne{Fig. 68). ^ Musee Prehistorique, 210. ^ UAnthrop., xv.. Fig, 45, p. 156. ^ Ibid., Fig. 27, p. 129. ^ La Caverne de Font lie Gauine,). 147. 54 PREHISTORIC ART Palaeolithic art found its highest expression in thedrawing of two animals which no doubt existed in enormousnumbers in South-west France during the later period ofthe Palaeolithic age ; but which now live only in verydistant parts of the world. These are the Reindeer {Cervustaraiidus) and the Bison [Bison prisctis). The Reindeer,especially, must have played a most important part in thelives of these prehistoric hunters, and have been of serviceto them in a multitude of ways. In addition to food andclothing, its antlers supplied the material for the manu-facture for implements and weapons, and for the manifesta-. FiG. 69.—Engraving on reindeer antler. Kesserloch cave, Thayngen, Switzerland. tion of that art in which they delighted and showed them-selves so proficient. Hence we find engravings of thisanimal in all kinds of positions and attitudes. The sympa-thetic touch of the prehistoric artist is better seen in thedrawing of the Reindeer than of any other animal. Repre-sented in a tranquil attitude it is the subject of an engrav-ing which, with some reason, has been described as a chefdoeiivre of Palaolithic art. It is all the more remarkablefrom the fact that the engraving although covering bothsides of a piece of an antler, yet forms one continuouspicture. On one side is the Reindeer, most realistically PAL.EOLITHIC ART 55 drawn, browsing as it walks along ; on the other is theadjacent scene including water and herbage. This speci-men was discovered in 1874 in the cave, already mentioned,of Kesserloch, at Thayngen, in Switzerland (Fig. 69). An

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