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.

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