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Full length portrait of a ...

Full length portrait of a ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Full length portrait of a man standing with a camel in Al Ain oasis. On the left a man stands in the sand beside a dry bush, holding the head rope of a thoroughbred Batina camel (centre right). The man wears a waistcoat and a cartridge belt over his thobe (long shirt), and a ghutra (headscarf). The camel stands in profile, facing towards the left. In the background trees and bushes grow in the sand behind a ridge. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.17385.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 6-30, 1948

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