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
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