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Elephants are fairly frequently painted and engraved in certain regions.

The paintings may be in red, black or white. Sometimes elephants are shown being hunted by a large party of men.

Some of the most interesting paintings of elephants are in the Western Cape. They are shown surrounded by zigzags and crenellated lines. These are also therianthropes with elephant heads and trunks: it is thus possible that they were part of a shaman’s vision.  According to the! Kung elephants have remarkable potency.

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