Egyptians Raising Water from the Nile
|Egyptians Raising Water from the Nile|
|Artist||John Singer Sargent|
|Medium||oil paint, canvas|
|Dimensions||63.5 cm (25.0 in) × 53.3 cm (21.0 in)|
|Location||Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Identifiers||The Met object ID: 12074|
Sargent made several trips to Egypt, Greece and Turkey as part of a project commissioned by the Boston Public Library to explore the origin of Western religion through art. Whilst in Egypt he created this canvas in 1890–91, depicting a group of locals drinking or collecting water from the Nile which had been raised to the bank by a shaduf.