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Image number: RS.14052
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Hohle Fels cave

Date

1894

Creator

Ernst Heyn (1841-1894, German), Lithographer

After

Oscar Friedrich von Frass (1824-1897, German), Palaeontologist

Object type

Library reference

RCN60260

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 175mm
width (print): 251mm

Subject

Description

Landscape showing the cave of Hohle Fels, in Swabian Jura of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

The cave is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site of Upper Paleolithic archaeology, including prehistoric art. The cave system has been excavated extensively and in 2008, it was the source of the ‘Venus of Hohle Fels’. This mammoth ivory figurine is the earliest known representation of a human form.

Plate 3 from Der mensch, by Johannes Ranke, volume 2 (Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1894). The plate is titled below: ‘DIE HOHLE HOHLEFELS IM SCHWABISCHEN ACHTHALE. (nach O.Fraas)’. Signed lower left: ‘Ernst Heyn’.

Johannes Ranke (1836-1916) German physiologist and anthropologist.

Associated place

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