Upper body group portrait of ...

Upper body group portrait of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Upper body group portrait of three bearded Bedouin men outside Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain. Each of the three men wears a thobe (long shirt) and a headscarf (ghutra) topped with agal (head ropes). Two men stand in the foreground, and a third man stands just behind. The shoulder of a forth man can be seen at the far right edge. In the background are the walls of Al Muwaiji fort. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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
 
2004.130.17875.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]; Al Muwaiji Fort [Qasr al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 6-30, 1948

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