The Wassah, Cairo
ID numberART02755
Collection typeArt
TitleThe Wassah, Cairo
Measurementframed: 39.2 x 31.2 cm; unframed: 30.6 x 22.4 cm
Object typePainting
MakerLambert, George
Place madeEgypt: Cairo
Date made2 January 1918
Physical descriptionoil on wood panel
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts 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.
LocationMain Bld: First World War Gallery: Australia Goes To War: The AIF Dispatched