Geneviève Pinçon

Le Roc-aux-Sorciers, (Angles-sur-l'Anglin, Vienne)

At the Roc-aux-Sorciers rock shelter (15,000 BP), the horse’s place is more marginal, as the arrangement is dominated by ibex and female depictions. Attitudes are also more individualised: the “uncovered” horse stands atop connected legs and turns its head back and another animal lowers its head toward the ground. These figures executed in low and light relief occupy the upper part of the frieze. At the lower part, an engraved and etched horse grazing is associated with other incomplete equines.