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Spear thrower made from reindeer antler, sculpted as a mammoth. Found in the rock shelter of Montastruc, France, c. 13,000–14,000 years old. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Ice Age Art: Sculptures and carvings dating back thousands of years on display

5 February 2013

Extraordinary pieces of art created between 10,000 to 40,000 years ago are to be displayed at the British Museum. The collection gathers pieces on loan from museums all over Europe. The work will be show alongside modern pieces by Mondrian, Matisse and Henry Moore, who in particular felt the influence of the ancient art. The exhibition is open from February 7 and continues until May 26.