Seated half length portrait of ...

 
Seated half length portrait of ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Seated half length portrait of a boy of the Rashid Bedouin taken by Wilfred Thesiger during his party's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, likely in the region of Al Humrah sands. The boy is likely Raikan, the son of Salih. He sits atop a camel, holding on to a rope [the camel is entirely outside the frame]. Behind him is a pile of blankets. Salih and Raikan accompanied Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party from Al Ain to Al Dhafra sands. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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
 
2004.130.17962.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah] - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
November 14-22, 1948

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