ID numberART30077
Collection typeArt
TitleWater tower, Qastina
MeasurementOverall: 36.9 x 52.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeBritish Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made1941
Physical descriptionwatercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts a camouflaged water tower in the middle of the army encampment, and a Jewish settlement in the distance. Qastina was a town in the desert, 38 kilometres north east of Gaza, and now located in the Gaza strip. The village was destroyed during the war, and no longer exists. This painting is part of Herbert's 1941 Syria series, that was created during the Syria Campaign.