ORIGINAL ART: RHINO FROM CHAUVET, FRANCE – 36,000 B.C.E.
The wooly rhino roamed over all of central Europe as well as the American continent. It became extinct somewhere around 12,000 BCE, long after much of the cave art was created. Its image is found in a number of caves, most remarkably those of Chauvet and Rouffignac.
As with many other cave images, those of the wooly rhino often show an amazing sense of motion, as in the example shown above where the bulls seem to be in the middle of a fight. These challenges between males usually happened during mating season to win the favors of the females. This reinforces the idea that much cave art had to do with encouraging the renewal of each of earth’s species and of the yearly rebirth of life of all kinds.
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.
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