Digital photograph (colour); view of engraved rock art on a rock boulder (sandstone), showing the outlined (polished) figure of an elephant upright facing right. Eye defined by circle with small cupule inside, trunk curled towards the mouth filled with grooves representing creases. Behind elephant and under tail, three circular and one oval shapes divided in two by vertical line (faeces). Vertical crack through left side of elephant. Bubalus period. A 10 cm photo scale has been fitted at the bottom of the rock face. Wadi Beddis, Messak Settafet, Fezzan province, Libya. Scanned


Type of Thing
digital photograph
bodily function, mammal, engraved rock art


Place Depicted
Wadi Beddis


Acquired In
02 March 2008

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