Overlapping animals in the Great Hall
||Red Ochre, Charcoal, and
Yellow--Examples of Coloring
This image shows the white calcite surface.
|This image (left)
Painted Gallery (Diverticule Axial) is an example of the artwork
painted on the ceiling of the cave. As noted earlier, it has been
suggested that scaffolding was used to create the ceiling art, and some
evidence of corroborating indentations has been found.
|Ceiling Image from Painted Gallery|
Very rare in cave mural art, this painting from the Shaft of the Dead Man (Puits) shows a human figure--a man who appears to be lying down in front of a bison. The bison has been injured and its innards are strewn about. This image has created quite a bit of discussion over the years. It has been suggested that it was used in rituals (many have pointed to the bird on the stick and the bird-like head of the figure to support this) and that the human figure is a shaman. One researcher even suggests that a representation of the stars in the night sky can be seen surrounding the figures.
The only painted figure of a human in Lascaux and
one of the few found in Paleolithic mural art.
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