Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 669mmx504mm
Description : Fifteen figures - fourteen carrying sticks and digging sticks and one, coloured white, hurling a white spear at an animal of mixed description (with spots on its hindquarters). "From rocks on the farm Bitter Fontein near Mapayasberg O.F.S"
Verso : "99"
Description in published source : “PLATE 54
LOCALITY.– Rocks on the farm Bitterfontein, near Mapayasberg.
SITE.– Not found. Mapayasberg lies to the east of the Vechtkop and north of the Genaadeberg. The old farm Bitterfontein has been cut up and I did not succeed in locating the rocks with paintings. The farm is on the road between Zastron in the Kornet Spruit.
EXPLANATION BY A BUSHMAN.– ‘Women seeking gambroo, only women. Being tired and thirsty they carry the sticks over their shoulders with both hands. The thick stick is only a stick without the round digging stone. Hippopotamus and male hunter. The little drops unknown.’
Gambroo is a wild plant like a melon much enjoyed by Bushmen. The women would not dig for it, but would of course have their sticks.
Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches.” (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 54