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Approximately square block of Andesite with engraved designs of various animals.
Height: 60 centimetres
Width: 65 centimetres
Depth: 23 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This stone is argued by Fock (1965) to come from the Wildebeest Kuil site near Kimberley, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.’ (Dr David Pearce, Senior Researcher, Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 16 September 2011).
For a related rock engraving from the same site see Af1886,1123.1.
Fock, G.J., 1965, Two Rock Engravings from South Africa in the British Museum, Man, Vol.65, Nov-Dec 1965, 194-195.
Dr David Morris from the McGregor Museum, Kimberley, South Africa advises that the engravings on this rock (Andesite rather than greenstone) are probably between 1,000-2,000 years old (November 2012).
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Ethnography Department Temporary Register (1861-1921), p.23.
Presented by the Kimberley Local Committee of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886, through F Schute Esq. of the Royal Colonial Institute, in 1886
Recorded as "From a natural mound about 8 miles north of Kimberley on cracked boulders. F.Schute."
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