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Seated portrait of Wilfred Thesiger ...

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


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).

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
Arab; European English
April 6-9, 1949

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