Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 679mmx506mm
Description : One elephant, eight figures of mixed description: five holding shapes/objects in the area of their groins, three holding weaponry. "From the Great Cave on the Banks of the Nciba (Lower Zwart Kei)"
Verso : "no 30"; writing in blue crayon
Description in published source : "PLATE 2B
LOCALITY.- See PLATE 3 [no.28].
SITE, See PLATE 3 [no.28]
DESCRIPTION.- This group is low down in the cave on a separate slab of rock. It is now very faded. The elephant is nearer the men than shown, his front legs are just superimposed on the heads of two of them. There are more men of the same kind behind the elephant.
A couple of bucks in black are superimposed on the elephant. The group of men must therefore be an old painting, having two layers on top of it. The red paint seems to have been added later.
EXPLANATION.- Stow wrote, 'Elephant-Mystic dance-Bushmen, with disguised head-dresses.'
Dimensions: 15 x 24 3/4 inches.
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 2b
Locality : Neiba River; Longreach, Lower Black Kei River