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Full length standing portrait of ...

Full length standing portrait of ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Full length standing portrait of two boys in front of Al Fahidi fort in the Bastakiya Quarter. A boy wearing a ghutra (headscarf) and wraparound skirt stands in sand on the left, in front of a few 'arish houses enclosed by a high fence. The houses are made of palm fronds and the central house leans slightly to the left. Behind a round corner tower of Al Fahidi fort rises above the 'arish houses. On the far right another boy wearing a thobe (long shirt) and ghutra stands in the sand. In the far background behind him two disused cannons sit below the fort walls.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City; Bastakiya Quarter; Al Fahidi Fort
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 10-18, 1948

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