Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 509mmx675mm
Description : Nine figures of mixed description, four of whom hold sticks. Five of the figures are bent over at the waist/leaning far forward. Three antelope. "Rocks near Foot of Koesberg Vogelgesang O.F.S."
Verso : '59"
Description in published source : "ZASTRON DISTRICT The district lies in the bend of the Orange River opposite Hershel district. It has many mountain ranges of medium height, the Koesberg which divides it from Rouxville in the west, the Great Aasvogelberg close to the village of Zastron, farther east the Vechtkop, and south of these the Genaadeberg. There are innumerable paintings in the district. PLATE 44
LOCALITY.– Rocks on the farm Geluksfontein. Owner, Mr. J. Wilken.
SITE.– Geluksfontein lies at the foot of the Koesberg on the eastern slopes. The rocks with the paintings stand out in the open a few minutes’ walk from the house. A cattle kraal has been built up against them, but luckily a large fallen block protects the paintings which are under overhanging ledges.
DESCRIPTION.– As far as they are still visible the figures copied are in the same positions on the rock. One of the men has been rubbed out and the white is no longer visible. There are a few more paintings on the rocks, but no superpositions. In spite of the bad preservation of the paint, I do not think any of the work is very old.
EXPLANATION.– Some of the men seem to be dancing, others going out with sticks.
Dimensions: 13 x 21 inches.
The lowest human figure is brick-red." (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 44
Locality : Geluksfontein farm, Zastron, OFS