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ID number ART03605.008.002
Title The village blacksmith, Mena
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Place made Egypt
Date made 12 January 1915
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.8 x 24.8 cm


Depicts two men seated under a canopy-like tent structure, sections being made from bags torn in half. The man on the left of the image has a small anvil in front of him. To the right of the image is a standing donkey, facing away from the scene. A plume of smoke rises up through a hole in the blacksmith's tent. The artist's inscriptions indicate the tent erected behind the blacksmith is made of hessian, and that the ground surface in the foreground is of white stone.