MAMMOTHS
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.