Egyptians Raising Water from the Nile

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Egyptians Raising Water from the Nile
ArtistJohn Singer Sargent Edit this on Wikidata
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, New York City, United States.[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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "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". Archived from the original on 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2016-09-18.