Aurochs

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ORIGINAL ART:  AUROCHS FROM LASCAUX CAVES, FRANCE – 26,000 B.C.E.

Nearly as massive as an elephant, the aurochs is a hefty ancestor of modern cattle. It was the Minotaur of ancient Greece. It is one of the most frequent images seen in the ancient caves of France, almost always paired with the horse. Together they may have been seen as the dual forces of creation and re-creation, the yin and yang, male and female needed for the balance of the world and the continuation of the cycle of life.

A few aurochs survived into the 17th century in Poland on the king’s estate. Despite their wild looks and reputation, they may have been domesticated as early as the days of the cave paintings. There is a project in Europe to breed them back into existence.

The aurochs may have represented the constellation Taurus for at least some peoples. If, as some think, the beginnings of astrology reach this far back in time, it could have represented the sign of the Bull.

RAKU CAVE ART POTTERY FOR SALE by LAURA ROSE

  • Raku is not for use with food or water and art is always best kept out of direct sunlight.
  • The piece is designed to be complete as it is, but to use as a vase choose dried flowers or grasses, or insert a glass with water or small planter with an orchid.
  • To purchase or commission a piece, contact the artist Laura Rose.

CURRENT INVENTORY:

TITLE: Aurochs and Horse/Yin and Yang- (#PBWHA100)
Drawn from Lascaux Caves, France, 26,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 7 1/2″tall by 6″ across
PRICE: 150.00
Shipping included in the continuous U.S.

 

TITLE: Aurochs in Black and White- (#PBWAHa101)
Drawn from Lascaux Caves, France, 26,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 6″tall by 5 1/2″ across
PRICE: 120.00
Shipping included in the continuous U.S.

 

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TITLE: Aurochs in Black and White- (#PBWA24)
Drawn from Lascaux Caves, France, 26,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 9″tall by 7″ across
PRICE: 230.00
Shipping included in the continuous U.S.

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TITLE: Lascaux Aurochs in Black and White (#PBWA25)
Drawn from Lascaux Caves, 26,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 10″tall by 6″ across
PRICE: 250.00
Shipping included in continuous U.S.

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TITLE: Powerful Lascaux Aurochs  (#PBWA32)
Drawn from Lascaux Caves, 26,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 7″tall by 5″ across
PRICE: 150.00
Shipping included in contiguous U.S.

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TITLE:Horse and Aurochs Mural(#PBWA33)
Drawn from Chauvet Caves, 36,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 10″ tall by 6″ across
PRICE: 280.00
Shipping included in contiguous U.S.

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