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Rhebuck is one of the antelope that are most frequently depicted, after the eland.

The rhebuck is comparable to the eland because it is often painted in shaded polychrome. Both eland and rhebuck are depicted in two colours, mainly red and white, even though they are more grey than red.

Depictions of men with rhebuck heads are shamans. It is known that shamans with rhebuck heads controlled eland and harnessed their power to enter trance and to perform their various tasks, including rain-making.

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