- The "Little Horse" from Lourdes
statuette discovered by Léon Nelli in 1886 in an anfractuosity, likely Magdalenian, at Lourdes (Hautes-Pyrénées). Édouard Piette presented this masterpiece in L'Art pendant l'Âge du Renne. It is sculpted in mammoth ivory, which was rather a rare material in western Europe. It depicts a small horse with many engraved details, including eyes, mouth, ears, tuft, mane and hide.
Object on display in the Palaeolithic Gallery of the National Archaeology Museum - Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Length = 7.2 cm; Width = 3.5 cm; Thickness = 1.7 cm. MAN 55 351© RMN - Grand Palais (musée d'Archéologie nationale) / Loïc Hamon