Close up portrait of a ...

 
Close up portrait of a ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Close up portrait of a middle-aged Arab man, a retainer in Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, in the sands near Al Ain. The man faces forward, looking towards the near left foreground. He has a thick bushy beard, and wears an 'agal (head rope) over a patterned ghutra (headscarf) and a light coloured thobe (shirt).

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
 
2004.130.25371.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 1, 1949 - January 12, 1950

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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