Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 1015mmx671mm
Description : Twelve figures, eight of whom appear female, in a row across the bottom of the painting, two of whom carry digging sticks. Another two female figures bear sticks and one wears what resembles a short white cloak. The four figures above them are bent at the waist and two are patterned at the top half of their bodies. An antelope, a disembodied antelope head and an elephant. "From Cave in precipitous Gorge on the farm Rockwood – near Orange River O.F.S." [Two joined halves.]
Verso : "60"
Description in published source : “PLATE 46
LOCALITY.–Cave in precipitous gorge on farm Rockwood. Owner, Mr. J.D. Hoffman.
SITE.– This farm lies fourteen miles south of Zastron on a rivulet running between high banks to the Orange River. On the right bank a mile below the homestead is a rock-shelter with several panels of faded paintings.
DESCRIPTION.– The elephant is on a side slab with red men superimposed on it. The tusks have disappeared. On a better protected part of the rock is a group of elands of which two are on the copy, and below them the march of women and the other figures. The first figure on the left is black not red, the last on the right is slender. The white paint is disappearing. The figures in the upper line are not so near, and partly obliterated.
EXPLANATION. – The women in white caps and karosses are going out to collect roots and bulbs with their digging sticks, two of which are weighted with the round perforated stones used on hard ground. The upper figures look like two women and two men, the latter in sheepskins.
Dimensions: 21 1/2 x 34 inches.” (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 46
Locality : Rockwood farm, Zastron, OFS