Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 680mmx516mm
Description : Twelve antelope of different varieties, one seated. Another, the largest, has its front legs raised as if leaping: it has a white head, belly and legs. "Cave on the banks of the Cacadu or White Kei St Marks 24th April 1867. G.W.S"
Verso : [nothing on back]
Description in published source : "PLATE 10
LOCALITY.- Madoor’s cave on the banks of the White Kei.
SITE.- This cave seems to have been the largest of the rock shelters described above, for Stow tells in his book how the Bushman Madoor retreated about 1850 to a great cave on the banks of the White Kei opposite the site of St. Mark’s Mission Station, and was living there when Archdeacon White founded the mission.
DESCRIPTION.- These particular bucks are no longer in the cave, but there are some springboks like the last one in the group facing the other way. Next to them is a place where the rock has been cut away,
EXPLANATION.- Stow wrote, ' Group of bucks trekking. This was a beautiful (? painting) and contained about a hundred and thirty figures that diminished in size as they extended along the cave to the right. These are the head or principal pictures, the others are by different artists...'
Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 22 inches
Colours: dark red on lower bucks, brownish shades on upper ones." (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 10
Locality : St Mark's Mission Station, White Kei River; Cacadu River