At the right-hand end of the Panel of the Large Horse, two stylised mammoths share the same stomach, legs and trunk. They were drawn at the same time, as is indicated by the identical curves of their hindquarters, carried out in a single action with two fingers.

In the biggest, the wall relief is greatly exploited. The projections and hollows have been used to amplify the cervico-dorsal curve. The forehead, with the projecting eye socket, is on a bulge in the wall. The withers are on a piece of relief separating two depressions: the first corresponds to the nuchal notch and the second to the small of the back. Lastly, these two pachyderms are superimposed over patinated clawmarks, which here provide evidence of a significant period of time separating the visit of the humans from that of the bears.

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ath="161.55" atv="-3.30"

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  •  Panel of the Large Engraved Horse