The Wassah, Cairo

Place Africa: Egypt, Cairo
Accession Number ART02755
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 39.2 x 31.2 cm; unframed: 30.6 x 22.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on wood panel
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Australia Goes To War: The AIF Dispatched
Maker Lambert, George
Place made Egypt: Cairo
Date made 2 January 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Depicts a city street with shops and awnings, various figures, and a donkey and a cart. The street is part of the Wassah, the 'red light' district of Cairo, and the scene of several riots in 1915 where the buildings were set on fire and a fireman was assaulted.