Group portrait of five of ...

Group portrait of five of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Group portrait of five of Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan's retainers sitting on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi. The man in the centre holds a rifle, while the four people sitting on either side of him hold camel sticks. Some of the men wear silver embossed daggers (khanjars) on belts over their shirts (thobe), and all are wearing headscarves. In the background moored boats sit on the water behind the men.

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
 
2004.130.17919.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi City; Corniche
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 14-16, 1948

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