Sand cart and team, Kantara
ID numberART02812
Collection typeArt
TitleSand cart and team, Kantara
Measurementframed: 39 x 59 cm; unframed: 29.5 x 50.2 cm
Object typePainting
MakerLambert, George
Place madeEgypt: Suez Canal, Kantara
Date made1919
Physical descriptionoil with pencil on wood panel
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts a two-wheeled ambulance cart with a red cross canvas cover , flying a red cross flag. The cart is drawn by four bay draught horses, two riders (facing the right of the image and away from the artist). Another horse and rider stand to the right of the team. 1st Australian Imperial Force, probably 2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, drivers riding postillion, and another horseman (probably the Medical Orderly) nearby, the cart has wide iron rimmed wheels for travelling over sand, and a zinc lined water tank in a wooden case beneath rear of cart and nosebags for horses.