Egyptians Raising Water from the Nile

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Egyptians Raising Water from the Nile
Egyptians Raising Water from the Nile MET DT11903.jpg
ArtistJohn Singer Sargent Edit this on Wikidata
Year1890s
Mediumoil paint, canvas
Dimensions63.5 cm (25.0 in) × 53.3 cm (21.0 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art
Accession No.50.130.16 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersThe Met object ID: 12074

Egyptians Raising Water from the Nile is an 1890–1891 painting by John Singer Sargent. It is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]

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.

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  1. ^ "Egyptians Raising Water from the Nile | John Singer Sargent | 50.130.16 | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art". Metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2016-09-18.