The mammoth was the most popular personage of the Rouffignac cave paintings.
There are 157 depictions of that ancient extinct elephant. Usually they are
isolated figures or a string of animals. But in two cases the mammoths oppose
each other. You can see one of these depictions here (length 110 cm). The left
mammoth has both tusks directed onward. One tusk of the right mammoth is
directed onward and the second is slightly turned aside. Is it a heraldic
composition or a scene of the combat between two giants? One can only guess:
According to Jean Плассар, there is not a sign of aggression in the scene.