Sakkara, Pyramids and Roman ruins
ID numberART02773
Collection typeArt
TitleSakkara, Pyramids and Roman ruins
Measurementoverall: 22.3 x 30.5 cm
Object typePainting
MakerLambert, George
Place madeEgypt
Date made20 January 1918
Physical descriptionoil with pencil on wood panel
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts Arab men sitting in front of Roman and Ancient Egyptian ruins at Sakkara, with a step pyramid in background. As George Lambert adjusted to the climate and his duties as an official war artist in Palestine 1918, he travelled south of Cairo to Sakkara. The combination of the famous Egyptian step pyramid of Djoser (twenty-seventh century BC) with later Roman ruins provided Lambert with an interesting composition and a reminder of the transience of empires.