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Prehistoric carving

Prehistoric carving.jpg Group of reindeer drawn upon a piece of slateThumbnailsPhororhacos, a Patagonian Giant of the MioceneGroup of reindeer drawn upon a piece of slateThumbnailsPhororhacos, a Patagonian Giant of the MioceneGroup of reindeer drawn upon a piece of slateThumbnailsPhororhacos, a Patagonian Giant of the Miocene

In short, the prehistoric carvings are from the hands of men who were neither beginners nor blunderers in their art. The practised skill of a modern wood engraver would scarcely exceed in firmness and decision, nor in evident rapidity of execution, the outline of the animals in the example which is here engraved.

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Ivories Ancient and Mediaeval
By William Maskell
Published in 1875
Available from gutenberg.org
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