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Seated portrait of an Arab ...

Seated portrait of an Arab ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Seated portrait of an Arab or Bedouin man at Sheikh Zayid bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting camp in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A middle-aged man with a thin dark beard kneels in soft sand facing forward. He holds a camel stick in one hand, and his other hand rests on his thigh. He wears a ghutra (headscarf) with a head rope and a thobe (long shirt) topped with a belt and a khanjar (dagger). Behind him some bushes grow in the sand. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
Arab? Bedouin?
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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