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Print No #3

Enlargement Of A Part-Human, Part-Red Locust Therianthrope

This rock painting from Kondoa is an enlargement from a trio of similar figures in Print Number 2 from Kondoa-Irangi of a shamans that have transformed into a part-human, part-locust therianthropes. It has fluttering wings adjacent to its head and thorax that resemble locusts in flight and, just above its abdomen, what resemble arms are, according to archaeologist John Cavallo, the locust’s rear jumping legs. Its left leg has been deliberately separated from its body to symbolically immobilize this high volume, highly nutritious periodic food source that could be dried and stored in the thousands by the Bushmen.