Prehistoric spiral carving, Cornwall, England. Labyrinths and mazes have a history that can be traced back over 4000 years. The earliest examples are found carved on rocks in various parts of the world. Labyrinths have been a potent symbol in many cultures for thousands of years but mazes are of more recent origin, evolving from the earlier labyrinths around five hundred years ago
Beautiful cigarette case made of silver. Designed and made by the French silversmith Charles Murat who worked in Paris around 1897. Beautifully decorated with Lily of the valley flowers. Inside with vermeil. Various silver marks, i.a. the crab, and CM for Charles Murat. In addition, the reference déposé. Condition: - fine, beautiful original condition. Dimensions: - 8 x 6 x 1 cm. Shipment: - registered, insured, and properly packaged.
Chauvet Cave in the valley of the Ardèche River in France is filled with paintings, engravings and drawings created more than 30 000 years ago, of cave lions, mammoths, rhinos, bison, cave bears and horses. It contains the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.