ID number ART30077
Title Water tower, Qastina
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Herbert, Harold (Artist)
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made 1941
Medium watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Measurement Overall: 36.9 x 52.8 cm


Depicts 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.