View of the Sultan's Palace ...

View of the Sultan's Palace ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

View of the Sultan's Palace in the city of Shibam in Wadi Hadhramawt. In the foreground locals walk in the square. The Sultan's Palace sits on the right. It is comprised of two large multi-storey buildings, each one painted with thick alternating horizontal stripes. The windows of the palace are covered with carved wooden grilles. In the left background is the minaret of the Abu Maruf Mosque.

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
 
2004.130.3277.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Yemen
Region
 
Hadhramawt Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Ḩaḑramawt]; Wadi Hadhramawt [Wādī Ḩaḑramawt]; Shibam
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
February 24 - March 4, 1946

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