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  • The Tigris in Flood. Baghdad

    The Tigris in Flood. Baghdad

    (art) Made by: Maxwell, Donald

    Art.IWM ART 2434

    image: a view across the Tigris River at Baghdad, with a domed mosque and other large buildings on the far river bank. Two large local sailing boats and a smaller vessel are moored in front of the mosque, with a buoy bouncing in the flood level water in...

  • Ezra's Tomb: A Blue-Domed Shrine on the Tigris

    Ezra's Tomb: A Blue-Domed Shrine on the Tigris

    (art) Made by: Maxwell, Donald

    Art.IWM ART 1848

    image: a view looking out to a blue-domed building built on an palm-fringed island in the river Tigris. There is an outline of the island reflected in the river, and a group of trees further off in the distance.

  • Bitumen Burning: Hit

    Bitumen Burning: Hit

    (art) Made by: Revel, John Daniel

    Art.IWM ART 2355

    image: a view of two domed mosques, both placed on mounds on either side of a stretch of the Euphrates river, near the town of Hit. In the distance to the right is a large black cloud, caused by the burning of bitumen from a nearby well.

  • Kut Town

    Kut Town

    (art) Made by: Revel, John Daniel

    Art.IWM ART 2358

    image: a view along a narrow street in the centre of Kut, with a few figures standing alongside the tall walls of the surrounding buildings. The street leads towards a minaret-style tower, which rises up in the background.

  • Hit, Euphrates

    Hit, Euphrates

    (art) Made by: Revel, John Daniel

    Art.IWM ART 2353

    image: a view into a town square in Hit, with a group of local people gathered in the shade of two buildings at the side of the square. A few other figures are walking and standing in the square, as well as a few camels. A minaret rises up in the centre...

  • A Bellam and a Mahaila in Ashar Creek, Basra

    A Bellam and a Mahaila in Ashar Creek, Basra

    (art) Made by: Maxwell, Donald

    Art.IWM ART 2424

    image: a man stands on a Bellam, similar to a canoe, moving alongside a larger boat, a Mahaila, from which supplies are being unloaded up a wooden gangway onto a dockside in Basra. Behind appear to be a series of shops and stalls.

  • Mud 'Forts' on the Tigris Marshes

    Mud 'Forts' on the Tigris Marshes

    (art) Made by: Maxwell, Donald

    Art.IWM ART 2420

    image: a sketch view of traditional mud-built fortifications alonside the Tigris River, with a small local sailing boat to the right.

  • 'Puffing Billy' (S31) In Baghdad

    'Puffing Billy' (S31) In Baghdad

    (art) Made by: Maxwell, Donald

    Art.IWM ART 2428

    image: a starboard side view of a paddle steamer moving along the Tigris river at Baghdad, with buildings of the city on the riverbank in the background.

  • Basra: The Venice of the East

    Basra: The Venice of the East

    (art) Made by: Maxwell, Donald

    Art.IWM ART 2429

    image: a local Marsh Arab boat sails along a picturesque stretch of the Tigris River at Basra. Palm trees and lush vegetation grow on the right bank, whilst there are a series of squat, square buildings on the left bank, with other local boats moored...

  • The Tigris at Amara : a marsh Arabs' 'Bellam' under sail

    The Tigris at Amara : a marsh Arabs' 'Bellam' under sail

    (art) Made by: Maxwell, Donald

    Art.IWM ART 1894

    image: a local bellam boat with a large sail moves along the wide river Tigris at Amara, with a fort on the far river bank.

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