Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 680mmx504mm
Description : Eighteen figures (one has breasts), most of whom bear weaponry (bows and arrows, sticks) and wear headdresses (resembling spikes). An elephant at which many of them appear to be shooting or aiming their arrrows. "From small Cave in Bushman's Hoek near the Caledon River O.F.S."
Verso : "89" "Copied by Mr Ch Currey end of 1885 for exhibition of 1886" [and various crossed out and other numbers]
Description in published source :
PLATE 59 This part of the country is full of hills and fertile valleys. The Caledon River flows through the district which lies north of Zastron and close to Basutoland.
LOCALITY.– Small cave on farm Olievenhoutbank, Bushmanshoek. Owner, Mr. Stoffel de Jager.
SITE.– This little cave is on the right of a valley running down to the Caledon River opposite the Bushmanshoek homestead. It is sheltered by trees.
DESCRIPTION.– The paintings are well preserved, particularly this scene which is high up on overhanging rock by itself. The positions are fairly exact.
EXPLANATION.– An elephant hunt. The arrows are fastened round the hunter’s heads for convenience in the chase. The two upper figures are women.
Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 26 inches." (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 59
Locality : Olievenhoutbank farm, Bushmanshoek, Caledon River, Wepener, OFS