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Tourism. Cave painting, Niaux Cave, Ariege.

Stamp: Cave painting, Niaux Cave, Ariege
Edition type: commemorative stamp
Denomination: 1,50 F
Date of issue: 1979 Jul. 7
Date of withdraw: 1980 Jul. 7
Depiction: Steppe Wisents, horse, ibex
Colour: multicolored
Paper: chalk-surfaced
Designer and engraver: Marie-Noëlle Goffin
Perforation: comb. 13
Printing process: steel engraving
Size of a stamp (mm): 40*26
Size of a sheet (mm):
Sheet composition: 50 (5*10) stamps
Printing run:
Stamp issuing authority: La Poste
Printer: Imprimerie des timbres-poste et des valeurs fiduciaires
  Special cancellation (ink - black) was used in first day of issue.

Wounded Bisons are fragments of painting of the Black Hall (or Salon Noir). Niaux Cave, Ariege, France. The image on stamp unites images of bisons from different panels of the Salon Noir.

Magdalenian Period of Paleolithic art. The first image has been given a radiocarbon date of 12 890±160 BP.

Themes: steppe wisent (Bison priscus), cave art
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