Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 674mmx506mm
Description : Seven figures of mixed description: the largest figure appears to be carrying stick- or plant-like forms, it is strangely shaped with spikes emerging from its head. The second largest figure is coloured bright yellow appears human and bears weapons (arrows in a quiver). Two of the three smaller figures to the left of centre appear to have thick tails and other animal-like peculiarities of form and shape. "From the Krans-Cave in precipitous Kloof on [illegible] farm O.F.S."
Verso : "90" [and various crossed out and other numbers]
Description in published source : “PLATE 40
LOCALITY.– Cave in precipitous kloof on Leuuwfontein. Owner, Mrs. Minnie.
SITE. – Leuuwfontein lies at the foot of the western Koesberg adjoining La belle France. High up in a little kloof running down to the dam behind the house is a waterfall with a deep cave under it.
DESCRIPTION.– There are not many paintings here, which is usually the case in caves situated at a height. What there is looks old and has been much spoilt by dripping water and falling rock. The tall man to the left coloured yellow in original is still visible; next to him a large piece of rock has fallen away.
EXPLANATION.- The figures to the right coloured chocolate look like sorcery: a medicine man dressed up with a bird’s head and plumage, and some creatures half human, half animal.
Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 22 inches.
Colours: faint yellow, chocolate, red-brown.” (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 40