Finds from the Vogelherd cave

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros
Photo: Hilde Jensen, University of Tübingen

It is very difficult to identify the species of this animal, carved from mammoth ivory. The head is missing. Gustav Riek, the excavator of the Vogelherd cave, believed that the sculpture represented a bear. Due to the low withers and the strong haunches, it was later suggested that it might represent a rhinoceros. This animal shows only a small number of dots and line notches.

Length:
5,8 cm
Height:
2,4 cm
Width:
1,4 cm
Site:
Vogelherd, Stetten, Germany
The original carving is in the Museum Schloss Hohentübingen, Tübingen






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