Complete antler bâton, near-cylindrical in section with two perforations above the burr. Extremity of the shaft is cut across and snapped, apparently intentionally. Both obverse and reverse surfaces are decorated with a galloping horse;
Among the museum's most highly prized treasures is a small ivory figurine of a female bird. Made from the tusk of a mammoth, it was found in 1908 at the Palaeolithic settlement of Mezin near the Russian border.
The earliest known cave paintings/drawings of animals are at least years old and are found in Pettakere cave on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, according to datings announced in Previously it was believed that the earliest paintings were in Europe.