Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 673mmx507mm
Description : Three figures: two ride bovids and one waves a stick in the air and holds what resembles a shield or similar shaped object with patterned markings. In the top left quadrant are two rows of dots. There are seven bovids pictured, five with patterned markings. "From cave...[text illegible, faded] O.F.S."
Verso : "67"
Description in published source : “PLATE 24A
LOCALITY.– Cave under waterfall on the farm Kalkfontein, Orange River. Owner, Mrs van Pletsen.
SITE.– Kalkfontein is a few miles higher up the river than Luther’s Kraal. A rivulet passes the house and forms several waterfalls, under one of which is a big cave facing south. Most of the upper paintings are in good preservation, the lower ones have been spoilt by water.
DESCRIPTION.– The dots belong to old dark red paintings on the left, on which the black oxen and others like them are superimposed. The men with them should be dark red. Some distance off is a panel of polychrome oxen, of which a few are shown here. Among them are red figures which look older, and black men driving the cattle, one of which is the man with the Basuto shield and some spears at the top of the picture.
EXPLANATION. – This seems to be a representation of the neighbouring Basutos and their cattle. The shield characterizes the tribe.
Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 21 inches.”(Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 24a
Locality : Kalkfontein farm, Orange River, OFS