Three-quarter standing portrait of a ...

 
Three-quarter standing portrait of a ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Three-quarter standing portrait of a boy of the Wahiba Bedouin at Buraymah well in the Wadi Halfayn. In the foreground a boy stands facing forward, holding his arms at his waist. He wears a belt over his thobe (shirt) and headscarf topped with a braided 'agal (head rope). Behind him sheep and a donkey stand in the sand, while in the distance a two people stand near piles of belongings, and further beyond trees grow in the far background.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.22644.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Oman
Region
 
Ad Dakhiliyah Region [Al Minţaqah ad Dākhilīyah]; Wadi Halfayn [Wādī Ḩalfayn]; Buraymah
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Wahiba
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 24, 1949

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