Friday, 9 February 2018

Flint hand axe with stunning animal images.

This flint hand axe from my usual hunting grounds shows some very interesting animal depictions. Bear, elephant, feline, ape and hominid like images can be seen. The creature images appear to be of tropical/jungle/savanna species and according to climactic data that would make this one of the worlds oldest pieces of prehistoric art.

Bear and ape head profiles can be seen.

Bear or sloth animated rightwards, classic elephant head profile can also be seen.

This one is a little tricky, monkey and feline like images.

Classic imagery seen in many other figure stones can be seen in this hand axe.

Very complex, relies on the mind being tricked by differing sets of 'eye' pairs.