Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 1010mmx675mm
Description : Fifteen figures running and carrying weapons (bows and arrows and sticks). Six bovids. "From [illegible] cave Spruit near [illegible] Wittebergen New England[?]" [Two joined halves.]
Verso : "46"
Description in published source : "BARKLY EAST DISTRICT
LOCALITY.- Cave in the banks of the Diep Spruit, Queensbury Farm, New England. Owner, Mr Norton.
SITE.- This large cave in the right bank of the river facing east is easily reached from Mr. Giddy’s house at Ashton, which is five minutes walk below the spot.
DESCRIPTION.-There are comparatively few paintings for the size of the cave. The upper ones are partially clear, the lower ones have been rubbed out by cattle which use the cave as shelter. The oxen are on a centre slab superimposed on two layers of large dark red and yellow animals. The lower oxen are farther off than shown. Water trickling down the rock has washed away some of the men chasing the cattle. The men bearing burdens are on another slab. A striking feature of the cave is the picture of an enormous white eland between two and three feet long in the topmost layer of paintings.
EXPLANATION.- The cattle raid dates itself. Bushmen had no domestic animals of their own, and when stronger races seized their land and killed their buck, they retaliated by seizure of the enemy’s supplies.
The men with burdens are evidently hunters returning from the chase.
Dimensions: 23 x 36 1/2 inches." (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 20
Locality : Diep Spruit, Queensbury Farm, New England