Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 1348mmx510mm
Description : Twenty-five figures of mixed description. All except one are standing, some carry weaponry (bows and arrows, sticks), one bends over and something liquid appears to be falling from its face, three of the figures appear to have horns or other protuberances from their heads. There are three shapes which resemble quivers (one has arrows inside). "From Cave in Great Ravine N.E Maluti Range – near Witjes Hoek O.F.S" [Two joined halves.]
Verso : "C46 O.F.S" "76"
Description in published source : “PLATE 72
LOCALITY.– From cave in the Great Ravine, N.E. Maluti Range, near Witzies Hoek.
SITE. – Not found.
EXPLANATION.– A dance of men with animal head-dresses and hides or karosses. In the centre arrow bags, one with the arrows showing, and a number of bows on the ground, on which a man is playing with another bow. In 1922 I showed a copy of these bows to some Naron Bushmen of the West Kalahari and asked them if they knew the instrument. They replied: ‘That is not an instrument. All the men coming to the dance have put down their bows in one place, and a man is playing on them. They sometimes do it at dances.’
Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 52 inches.
In the reproduction the left-hand half is at the foot, the right-hand half at the top. The light brown represents yellow.” (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 72 a & b
Locality : Great Ravine, NE Maluti range, Witzies Hoek, OFS; Witjes Hoek