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Portrait of two tribesmen of ...

Portrait of two tribesmen of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Portrait of two tribesmen of the Sahul Bedouin at one of the Ar Rumhiya wells near Ar Riyadh. A young tribesman of the Sahul Bedouin stands in the foreground wearing a bisht (robe) over his thobe (shirt) and facing forward. Behind him another man stands on the right. This man is wearing a cartridge belt and leaning on a wooden post topped with a rope and pulley. In the far background a herd of camels rests on the plain behind them.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.31480.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Saudi Arabia
Region
 
Ar Riyadh Province [Minţaqat ar Riyāḑ]; Ar Rumhiya [Ar Rumḩīya]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Sahul
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 15, 1945

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