Profile portrait of an Arab ...

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

Description

Profile portrait of an Arab man, one of Wilfred Thesiger's guides, riding a camel during the party's journey from Jabal Sumeini to the port city of Sharjah. The man, a retainer of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, kneels in his saddle facing towards the left [most of the camel's body is outside the frame]. He wears a thobe (long shirt) topped with a cartridge belt and has a rifle slung under his left arm. His ghutra (headscarf) is wrapped closely around his head and neck. In the background a tree grows on the left, and further behind smaller bushes are scattered across a vast flat plain.

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
 
2004.130.17528.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Sumeini [Jabal Sumaynī] - Sharjah Emirate [Ash Shāriqah]; Sharjah City
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 1-10, 1948

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