- Museum number
Digital photograph (colour); view of engraved rock art showing multiple pecked geometric shapes in oblong and circular formations, divided and connected by straight lines. Huns Mountains, Namibia.
- Production date
July 1993 (original photograph)
20 April 2006 (date digitized)
File size: 120 megabytes
Resolution: 300 dots per inch
- Curator's comments
- Namibia is home to over 1,200 rock art sites countrywide. Rock art is found across the country from the southern border almost to the northern border, although rock art sites are scarce in the far north. The majority of known rock art sites are found in the rocky and mountainous areas forming the escarpment edge in the west of the country. Particular concentrations of rock art are found in the west-centre of the country, north of the edge of the Namib’s coastal sand sea. Namibia’s most well-known rock art locales are clustered in this area, among them the Brandberg (also known as Dâures) and Erongo mountains and the Spitzkoppe peaks, as well as the well-known engraved rock art complex at Twyfelfontein | /Ui-//aes.
Much of the painted rock art in Namibia may be broadly compared to the wider hunter-gatherer-fisher rock art tradition found throughout southern Africa, similar in theme and composition and believed to be a part of the same general tradition although some geometric rock art has been attributed to herder people and some finger paintings appear to have been painted later which fit neither tradition.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: NAMSNH0030006 (TARA number)