Kudu and Women of the Namib

Earth pigments on Raja field stone

Size approx. 14" x 12"

Bay area photographer, climber, and explorer, James A. Martin was exploring around a 1000 foot tall granite wall at the base of the Erongo Mountains, on a private ranch in central Namibia, when he saw some color on nearby boulders. James discovered rock art that has never been seen by modern eyes. It is in the same style, and could be by the same artist, as a nearby site radiocarbon dated at approximately 1,500 years old. The art looks monochromatic in style, painted with iron oxide pigments. So far as I know, this is a world premier for this rock art.


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