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The Gherbescina painted elephans (Ennedi, Chad)
The western wall of the Gherbescina shelter is decorated by two left-facing elephant figures, painted in solid white. Both elephants are featured by rounded ears. Tusks are not represented or not preserved; feet are depicted as rounded extremities. In the lower right corner of the panel, a smaller animal figure is present. Its tail, featured by a triangular turf, is still visible to the right. The vanished lower half makes the figure undeterminable. However, the powerful silhouette of the back seems compatible with a rhino depiction. Painted elephants are very rare in the Ennedi. In a region where rock art sites number in the hundreds, only six sites with painted elephants are known up to now.