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A unique gift for her! Prehistoric Cave Art featuring Lascaux Cave Aurochs Cow, Horses engraved on river stone. Rock cave art. Fascinating paperweight, totem, meditation stone.

This permanently engraved, naturally smoothed stone comes from the mysterious Wapona Kira Archaeological site. You can read more about the site and the origin of Brijoli stones in our listing for the original Brijoli design:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/87936346/engraved-bull-stone-river-rock-art?ref=v1_other_1

The Brijoli planted new stone art in the archaeological pits each night while the scientists slept, for the scientists to "discover" the next day. At first, the Brijoli only left stones decorated with their own traditional designs. Then, one night, the Brijoli found an archaeology book that one of the scientists had left about. They discovered pictures in the book of petroglyphs, cave paintings, and other rock art from around the world. From then on, the playful Brijoli left stones decorated with designs representative of the four corners of the Earth. This stone is marked with the very first of these "new" designs that the Brijoli used.

They modeled the design on this particular smooth, medium gray stone after one of the most accomplished cave art figures found in the Lascaux caves of France. This stone features a female aurochs with an abundance of well-depicted anatomical details. Rather than posed in a static stance, the cow is exhibited with a clear and expressive rendering of motion, the likes of which is rarely found in Prehistoric iconography. The image, known as the Falling Cow, includes a grid just in front of the aurochs. Some say that this geometric figure represents a trap to capture and kill the beast, but others may claim it is a representation of early efforts to corral and domesticate a wild animal.

Next to the aurochs, two small mares (horses) are rendered as complete figures of a conventional shape, fairly meticulously painted with relatively fine lines (the tails being good examples) despite the generally rough-grained surface of the cave walls. The prominent belly of the right horse suggests a pregnant mare. Female aurochs and mares were considered powerful female totems.

No paints or pigments are used on this stone. The image was created by carefully and precisely heating the surface of the stone to form a glassy glaze, resulting in this glossy textured symbol of fertility and plenty.

This stone was chosen for its color, smooth texture, shape and size. This particular stone is a comfortable size, sits nicely in the palm of your hand, and feels wonderful against your skin. Perfect to display in a "woman den", on her desk (a fascinating paperweight), table, window sill or shelf. Many of our customers keep a magnifying glass next to their stone so visitors can inspect the fine details!

Your stone has been packed in archaeologist's excelsior and "crated" at the original Wapona Kira Archaeological site. This original, unique "crate" appears to have been transshipped through Egypt, France, and Germany to help preserve the secrecy of the site's location, and it will be shipped to you from a location somewhere in the United States.

Ships Priority Mail within the US so a tracking number can be provided, allowing you to monitor the crate on the final leg of its journey to your door. If you prefer Parcel Post, convo before purchasing for revised shipping cost. First class is used for Canadian destinations.

Gifts for Her - Engraved Stone River Rock with Lascaux Cave Art, Prehistoric Cow, Horses

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: river rock, river stone, natural stone, beach stone, smooth stone, smooth rock, beach pebble, stone, rock
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