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Close up portrait of a ...

 
Close up portrait of a ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Close up portrait of a tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin in the Al Ain / Buraimi oasis. A man from the Manasir Bedouin tribe stands facing forward, his chin tucked down towards his chest and his eyes in shadow. He has a thick curly beard and wears a coloured thobe (long shirt) and an embroidered ghutra (headscarf). In the far background a few trees grow in an expanse of sand. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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
 
2004.130.22254.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City - Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Buraimi
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Manasir
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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