Chauvet Leopard on gold sandstone

Chauvet Leopard on gold sandstone

This is an interpretation of a small painting of a leopard found in Chauvet cave in France. The original was made with red ochre. This is the only known depiction of a Late Pleistocene Ice Age leopard, which became extinct in Europe some time around 24,000 years ago. Cave artists were very observant of the nature they painted. Unlike modern African and Asian leopards the Ice Age leopard seemed to have a white unspotted belly. I added a light layer of yellow ochre to the leopard’s body.

Airbrush, sgraffito and brush on gold sandstone
Size is approx. 12.25” x 9”

  • About the stone...

    This stone is called gold sandstone but is actually a rich rippling blend of dark gold, bronze, cinnamon and cream. It really looks like a miniature cave wall.

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$48.00Price
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