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Zakho Bridge

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:


  • Date:

    c.1950 - 1960

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ross-Thomas, Archibald (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    This is a lithograph after an original woodcut.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Chloe Gerhardt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 153

This scene depicts the Pira Delal bridge over the river Khabur, in the town of Zakho in Iraqi Kurdistan. The bridge may date to the Roman era, and still stands today. A lone figure crosses the bridge, herding a goat or sheep. The print is a lithograph, taken from an original woodcut by Archibald Ross-Thomas, who was Director of the British Institute in Mosul.

Physical description

Monochrome scene of the 'Pira Delal' bridge over the river Khabur, in Zahko. A figure crossing the bridge with an animal, possibly a goat or sheep, is visible. Signed 'A. Ross-Thomas'.

Place of Origin



c.1950 - 1960


Ross-Thomas, Archibald (artist)

Materials and Techniques

This is a lithograph after an original woodcut.


Height: 15.8 cm, Width: 21.2 cm

Object history note

This print was given by the artist to the donor's father, while the latter was stationed in Iraq on diplomatic duty.

Descriptive line

'Zakho Bridge'. Lithograph after Archibald Ross-Thomas, c. 1950-60






Landscapes; Prints; Middle East


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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