Grotte Chauvet Sterling Silver Sketch Pencils
Figurative Cave Paintings
Elephant & Coral pays homage to one of the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world with these limited edition of 5.5 mm sketch pencils made out of sterling silver.
The Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved pre-historic cave paintings in the world, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. It is located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc on a lime stone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche River, in the Gorges de l’Ardèche.
Discovered in 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites and was granted the World Heritage status on June 22, 2014 by UNESCO.
The aesthetic beauty of these pre-historic paintings shows it to be dated back to 25,000 to 27,000 years ago. Evidence of hundreds of animal paintings have been catalogued, showing at least 13 different species including some rarely or never found in other ice age paintings.
Rather than depicting only the familiar herbivores that predominate in Paleolithic cave art, i.e. horses, cattle, mammoths, etc., the walls of the Chauvet Cave feature predominantly predatory animals, e.g., cave lions, panthers, bears, and cave hyenas.
The subject matter itself is interesting as it seem to combine both rituals and magical aspect with its unique style of drawing.
Only 10 of such rare 5.5 mm sterling silve Sketch Pencils are being produced. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.