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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018 | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018 | Licence: All Rights Reserved

The river bank at Edfu, with waterwheel of buckets, 20 February

c.1869

Oswald Walters Brierly

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Title

The river bank at Edfu, with waterwheel of buckets, 20 February

Date

c.1869

Description

Royal party seen to left. Princess of Wales on white donkey with gold and red saddle. Waterwheel to right above the Nile, with buckets tied to the wheel. People watching and waiting for water. Inscribed.

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Location

Edfu, Egypt

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Approximate

Tww Comment

This painting shows a sakia waterwheel in use on the banks of the River Nile, c.1869. A chain of buckets hangs down into a well, scooping up the water as the wheel turns above. The contraptions have been around since the third century BC.⠀ The scene was painted by Oswald Walters Brierly who accompanied Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, to Egypt in 1869.

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Image Credit

Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

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