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Close up portrait of an ...

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


Close up portrait of an elderly Bedouin man standing in front of a wall in Dubai. An elderly Bedouin man with a large white beard stands in front of a white rock wall. He wears a large ghutra (headscarf) and a thobe (shirt). Wilfred Thesiger has described this Bedouin man both as a Mansuri (a tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin) and as a tribesman of the Murra tribe. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 10-18, 1948 stay in Sharjah and Dubai.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City
Cultural Group
Bedouin Manasir? Murra?
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 10-18, 1948

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