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Group portrait of five of ...

Group portrait of five of ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Group portrait of five of Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan's retainers sitting on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi. The man in the centre holds a rifle, while the four people sitting on either side of him hold camel sticks. Some of the men wear silver embossed daggers (khanjars) on belts over their shirts (thobe), and all are wearing headscarves. In the background moored boats sit on the water behind the men.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi City; Corniche
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 14-16, 1948

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