Size: 8" x 10"
|Exclusive to Echoes In Time
Material: Stone-Filled Polymer, mounted on custom wood plaque
||Name: WOUNDED BISON
Time: c. 17,000 BC
Location: Dordogne Region of France
Almost 20,000 years ago a neolithic artist/hunter found a reindeer antler near La Madeleine, Dordogne, in France and fashioned it into both a practical and artistic piece. The piece was probably made in to a spear thrower, a device which increases the distance and force that a spear can be thrown. The end was carved to represent a great bison, laying on its side, licking the wound in his flank from the hunter's spear. The composition of the carving and the attention to detail is exemplary and the artist's intimate knowledge of the species is evident. All that remains today is the carving, an early hunter's version of creative visualization.