Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 672x509mm
Description : Twelve figures of mixed description, all with weaponry (seven on the left holding raised bows and arrows, six on the right, facing, holding what resembles axes and sticks with rounded ends as well as shields). "From rocks in Outlier in Vlei-Spruit O.F.S"
Verso : "50"
Description in published source : “PLATE 35
LOCALITY.– From rocks in outlier in Vlei Spruit. Owner, Mr. Willem Swanepool.
SITE. – Some miles north of Rouxville is the farm Vlei Spruit at the foot of the Gryskop. The rock-shelter with this picture lies to the north of the Gryskop, overlooking a plain, on the side farthest from the farmhouse. It is more easily reached from Zorgvliet, another farm.
DESCRIPTION.– The different figures of this group are in the same positions on the rock as in the copy. The colours have faded greatly except the vermilion, which is still bright. There are not many paintings in this shelter, which is high up the hill side.
EXPLANATION.– This is a fight between Bushmen and Basutos with their national weapons. The Bushmen arrows have iron heads. Both parties have animals’ tails and porcupine quills attached to their waists.
Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 19 inches." (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 35
Locality : Vlei Spruit, Gryskop, Rouxville, OFS; Zorgvliet