Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 1001mmx657mm
Description : Twenty-one figures of mixed description: some bear bows and arrows, others bear sticks. Rows of dots: two parallel rows across the top of the painting and other shorter rows below on both sides. Other unidentifiable shield-like shapes or objects. A animal resembling a lioness on the left hand side of the painting and an antelope in the bottom right - being shot at with arrows. "Small cave from Quagga's Fontein near Greathead's Poort Orange River O.F.S." [Two joined halves.]
Verso : "113" "103?" [there's another 113]
Description in published source : “PLATE 48
LOCALITY.– Small cave at Morgenzon, Orange River. Owner, Mr. Van Rooyen
SITE.– Morgenzon, formerly part of Quaggasfontein, lies on the banks of the Orange River close to Greatheads Drift. Near the drift up behind the police station is a little rock-shelter overlooking the river.
DESCRIPTION.– The paintings are in a very bad state of preservation. The figures still visible are from different parts of the rock. The white dots are superimposed on red men, one of whom is in the copy. The blue dots are on red Bushmen and a buck as shown, but part of this group has disappeared. The three tall men with sticks in brick-red are among others of the same kind. The Bushmen fighting each other superimposed on orange bucks are in another part of the rock near some pinkish figures too faded to identify.
EXPLANATION BY A BUSHMAN.– ‘Bushman to left shooting. Kafirs to right armed with assegais. In lower right Bushmen hunting. Spots unknown.
Dimensions: 23 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches.” (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 48