Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 1020mmx679mm
Description : Seven figures, two wearing cloaks or karosses, three with arms raised. A large rhinoceros. "From Rocks below Waterfall in Eland's Kloof Vecht-Kop Spruit O.F.S." [Two joined halves.]
Verso : "47"
Description in published source : “PLATE 47
LOCALITY.–From rocks below waterfall in Elandskloof, Vechtkopspruit. Owner, Mr. Frans Swanepoel.
SITE.– This rivulet, also called the Gryskopspruit, flows from the Vechtkop to the Orange River, passing Elandskloof farm about half-way down. About ten minutes’ walk down stream from the homestead there is a waterfall, and just below this high up on the left blank there are some paintings, not in a cave, but just on the rocky wall of the river bed.
DESCRIPTION.– There is nothing here except the rhinoceros with the few men shown round him and man in front with half a horse, while another horse is below. All are in the same colour and seem of the same date.
EXPLANATION.– This is a case of a large monochrome representation of an animal, being clearly of recent date, because horses are included in the group though not copied. The karosses carried by two of the men also look like later work. The karosses are of a colour approaching yellow ochre.
Dimensions: 20 x 32 1/2 inches. (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 47
Locality : Elandskloof, Vechtkopspruit, Orange Free State