Swimming Reindeer

The Swimming Reindeer is the name given to a 13,000 year old Magdalenian sculpture of two swimming reindeer conserved in the British Museum. The sculpture was made in France by an unknown artist who carved the artwork from the tip of a mammoth tusk. The sculpture was found in two pieces in 1866, but it was not until the early 20th century that Abbé Henri Breuil realised that the two pieces fit together to form a single sculpture of two reindeer swimming nose-to-tail.

Wikipedia: Swimming Reindeer
British Museum: Swimming reindeer

13 000 ~

  • Europe
  • Magdalenian
  • 20,7 cm

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Swimming Reindeer

Swimming Reindeer

The Swimming Reindeer is the name given to a 13,000 year old Magdalenian sculpture of two swimming reindeer conserved in the British Museum. The sculpture was made in France by an unknown artist who carved the artwork from the tip of a mammoth tusk. The sculpture was found in two pieces in 1866, but it was not until the early 20th century that Abbé Henri Breuil realised that the two pieces fit together to form a single sculpture of two reindeer swimming nose-to-tail.

Wikipedia: Swimming Reindeer
British Museum: Swimming reindeer