Seated portrait of an elderly ...

Seated portrait of an elderly ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Seated portrait of an elderly tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin and a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party at a Manasir encampment in the Baynunah sands. Two men sit in the sand beside a fire surrounded by supplies and equipment. On the right an elderly tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin sits cross-legged in front of a bush. He has a thick beard and wears a ghutra (headscarf) wrapped around his head and a light coloured thobe (long shirt). On the right Sahail bin Tahi, a tribesman of the Mudairiba lineage of Rashid Bedouin, kneels beside a fire drinking from a small cup. In front of them an urn sits on the fire and cooking equipment and supplies lie in the sand surrounding them. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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
 
2004.130.22076.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Baynunah [Baynūnah]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Manasir; Bedouin Rashid Mudairiba
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 4 - 14, 1948

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