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Close up portrait of a ...

Close up portrait of a ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Close up portrait of a curly haired boy of the Mahamid lineage of Duru Bedouin, taken in the region west of the Hamrat ad Duru. The boy is the son of Huaishil, a man who was one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions and a sheikh of the Duru. The boy kneels on the ground, facing forward. He is wearing a plain headscarf and a dark coloured thobe (shirt), over which the handle of a khanjar (dagger) is visible.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Ad Dakhiliyah Region [Al Minţaqah ad Dākhilīyah]; Hamrat ad Duru [Ḩamrat ad Durū‘]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Duru Mahamid
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
February 28 - March 10, 1950

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