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1 and 2: Horses from Étiolles
3: Horse on small tablet from La Paloma
4: Horse on small tablet from Gönnersdorf
5: Horse on small tablet from Andernach
6: Horse on wall at Les Trois Frères
7: Horse on wall at La Pasiega
8: Horse on wall at Niaux
9: Horse on wall at Les Combarelles

Besides the inevitable diversity due to geographic origin, period and the variable level of skill of the engravers, we can see that Magdalenian horses were often depicted with short, stocky limbs, a thick coat and a round stomach.

© I. Barandiaran; G. Bosinski and G. Fischer; G. Bosinski and P. Schiller; H. Breuil
Drawings of several engraved horses, including those at Étiolles