Spear Thrower



From: France | Dordogne | Laugerie Basse

Curatorial Section: European

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Object Number 12006
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Magdalenian IV
Provenience France | Dordogne | Laugerie Basse
Period Magdalenian IV | Modern
Date Made 1860-1894 CE
Section European
Materials Antler | Plaster

Cast of spear thrower of reindeer antler. Below the hock there is a horse's head, carved in low relief, beyond which is an elongated figure, apparently a reindeer. In front of the latter's head there is a slightly scratched outline, evidently representing a fish. On the opposite side of the implement a "short tail, hind quarters and belly-line" is represented.

Length 30 cm
Width 2 cm
Credit Line Gift of Robert H. Lamborn, 1894
Other Number Receipt 414: 356 - Old Museum Number

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