Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 676mmx510mm
Description : Five figures (one with breasts bending and holding an object, one seated holding a stick, another seated, one lying down), various shapes and markings (including rows of dots). "From the great Cave on the Banks of the Nciba"
Verso : "No 29"
Description in published source : "PLATE 4
LOCALITY.-AS PLATE 3 [no.28]
SITE.- AS PLATE 3 [no.28]
DESCRIPTIOIN.- This group with other figures belonging to it is on a separate panel to the right of the python in No.8 Beyond it the rock has fallen with one figure. The figure standing on the left should be leaning farther back. The man smoking is not quite in the group.
EXPLANATION.- Stow writes, 'Domestic scene; a mat spread on the ground –a woman in the throes with her attendants –surrounded by a number of domestic utensils –Maalstones –Velsacks, etc. –One bushman in upper corner smoking'.
Velsack is a leather bag, Maalstone a grinding-stone. Some of the bags are the long kind used by men for carrying arrows, one is a round bag such as is used by both sexes. Of the other things, some look like leather aprons, one is a clay pot, and one may be a grinding-stone. I think the long brown stripe is part of a python, an older painting.
Dimensions: 17 x 25 3/4 inches.
The red figure should be light chocolate." (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 4
Locality : Neiba River; Longreach, Lower Black Kei River