Standing full length portrait of ...

Standing full length portrait of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Standing full length portrait of a man and a thoroughbred camel on an Abu Dhabi island. A man wearing a headscarf, thobe (ankle-length shirt) and a suit jacket stands to the left of a large, light-coloured camel. The man holds the rough twine head rope of the camel in one hand, and covers his face with a portion of his headscarf using his hand. The camel, which belongs to an Abu Dhabi sheikh and has been left to pasture on this island, stands in profile and looks into the far left distance. The ground below the camel is covered in fine sand dotted with tufts of grass and small shrubs. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 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
 
2004.130.17949.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 17 - April 1, 1948

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