Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 673mmx496mm
Description : Six figures of mixed description: three wear European dress, one of the others carries a stick. There are a variety of animals: two baboons, ten ostrich, two animals resembling horses or similar (tails).
Verso : "L
Description in published source : "PLATE 15
LOCALITY.- Rocks in mountains north-west of the Komani, Lesseyton Hills.
SITE,- Not found. The Lesseyton Hills are too extensive to search through, and no one in Queenstown nor at the Lesseyton mission station could give information where to look.
EXPLANATION.- Stow wrote, 'Boer family, two women and a man with fat-tailed sheep-Two groups of ostriches-the different style of those on the left and those on the right show the different artists.'
The painting of Boers must date from the first half of the nineteenth century, as white men would not have been here before that date. Fat-tailed sheep were owned by both Boers and Hottentots.
Dimensions: 19 x 24 1/2 inches
The colours are red, black and white." (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 15
Locality : Lesseyton Hills, Queenstown; Lepington Hills