The Mother of Two Springs: Mosul

Faris Al-Rawi2019

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Al-Ghad Radio
Mosul , Iraq

The title of this piece makes reference to the Arabic name for Mosul ‘The Mother of Two Springs’. Two faceless veiled women float across the lower half of the canvas, framed by a broken telegraph pole and crossing wires that seem to bear down upon the women without a voice. During occupation, Mosul residents were banned by ISIS from using telephones, internet or satellite television & connecting to the outside world – a communication siege was effectively achieved.


  • Title: The Mother of Two Springs: Mosul
  • Creator: Faris Al-Rawi
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location Created: Mosul, Iraq
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Location: Mosul
  • Depicted Topic: Mosul before Daesh

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