Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 680mmx507mm
Description : Twenty figures of mixed description (four horned, three with arms raised, four carrying spears and other weaponry, seven carrying and shooting bows and arrows, five carrying vessels, arrows shooting, five animals of mixed description [two spotted]), markings (dots). "From Rocks in a small Branch Kloof from Knoffel Spruit O.F.S."
Verso : "68"
Description in published source : “PLATE 33
LOCALITY.– Rock-shelter on branch of Knoffel Spruit on farm Excelsior. Owner, Mr. Van Pletten.
SITE.– This rock-shelter is high up on the right bank of a rivulet that runs into the Knoffel Spruit on the left below the Excelsior homestead.
DESCRIPTION. – On an upper ridge near some symbols are five men with white-tipped spears of which four are shown here. Some brick-red figures are close by, one a man on horseback. The lower group, which is in another part of the shelter, is correct, except that there are old red animals underlying the black figures on the left and a polychrome eland superimposed on the tail of the millipede.
EXPLANATION. – Part of this represents a boar hunt, part a dance with animal head-desses. The upper figures look like Bushmen who have obtained Kafir spears.
Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 25 inches.” (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 33
Locality : Excelsior farm, Knoffel Spruit, OFS