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Portrait of three members of ...

Portrait of three members of ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of three members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party hauling water from Furai well in the Sharqiyah Sands. Three men stand around the opening of a well. On the left one man pulls a line of rope from the well. At the centre Hamad, a tribesman of the Mahra Bedouin, stands behind the well, while on the right a third man beds over the opening. Behind them a number of camels crowd around, waiting for water.

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
Ash Sharqiyah Region; Sharqiyah Sands; Furai [Furay‘]
Cultural Group
Bedouin; Bedouin Mahra
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 4-5, 1949

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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