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Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...

 
Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger with the Imam of Oman's representative in Al Muwaiji near Al Muwaiji Fort in Al Ain oasis. The Imam of Oman's representative, who accompanied Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party from 'Izz to Al Muwaiji, kneels on the left, holding a holding a rifle and camel stick. He is scratching his cheek with his thumb and wears a khanjar (dagger) on a cartridge belt over his thobe (shirt) and a white headscarf. Wilfred Thesiger kneels on the right holding a camel stick across his lap. Wilfred Thesiger wears a cartridge belt on leather suspenders over his white thobe (shirt) and a plain headscarf topped with an 'agal (head rope).

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
 
2004.130.22769.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
 
Arab; European English
Photographer
 
Unknown
Date
 
April 6-9, 1949

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