Three-quarter length portrait of two ...

Three-quarter length portrait of two ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Three-quarter length portrait of two Duru women and a child at a well north of Al Ain. Two women and a child stand in the sand beside a wooden post hung with gear. The woman on the right has her arms around a young boy standing in front of her. Both women wear burqa (masks) over their faces and black scarves over their upper bodies. The woman on the left holds a water skin in her hands. The women were on their way to Dubai from Al Ain.

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
 
2004.130.17396.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Duru
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 1-10, 1948

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