Digital George Stow
Institution : Iziko (no number assigned)
Size : 674mmx505mm
Description : Three figures with sticks in hands, raised. Shapes and markings. Animals of mixed description. Three circular markings. "From cave ([illegible] Stuurman's [illegible] kloof [illegible] O.F.S."
Verso : "134"
Description in published source : “PLATE 41
LOCALITY.– Cave in kloof on Fraai Uitsicht. Owner, Mr. P. Swanepool.
SITE.– Fraai Uitsicht adjoins Leuuwfontein at the south of the Koeberg. Near the top of the kloof, about half an hour’s climb from the homestead, is a large rock-shelter looking east and well protected by bushes, hence in fair preservation.
DESCRIPTION.– There are no clearly modern figures in this place. The curious creature copied here is still visible, but the white has faded and part of the face and one red ball have been rubbed out. The balls are brick-red. There is a brick-red man in front of the creature and beside him a dark-red man. The superpositions are correct. The animal is unfinished on the rock, possibly rubbed out long ago.
EXPLANATION.– I think that this is a rain or water animal and the zigzag thing in front is the thong by which it was led by the medicine men, not shown in the copy. In the notes on rain making under Plate 34 we read of the thong by which the water cow is led out.
Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 18 inches.” (Bleek)
Published : "Rock Paintings in SA" plate 41