- Panel of the Hemione
The originality of this modest panel, unconnected to the long graphic strip running along the walls from the entrance in the Hall of the Bulls, lies in its position: it is located at the foot of the wall.
Two yellow horses face each other. To the left is the forequarters and the back of a horse, and to the right the Hemione, which is missing its hooves. Its ears, undeveloped neck and straight back are all clues that could lead one to think that this is a hemione, a wild ass. And yet, all the evidence points to the fact that we are likely in the presence of a slightly deformed horse. The idea that the figure belongs to a horse-themed panel is corroborated by the fact that, up to the present, not a single archaeological vestige of a hemione has been found at any western European Upper Palaeolithic site.