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Seated portrait of a Bedouin ...

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


Seated portrait of a Bedouin boy at Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting camp in the Al Khatam sands near Jebel Hafeet (Jabal Hafit). A Bedouin boy sits in half profile facing towards the left. He wears wears a patterned wraparound skirt under his thobe (long shirt) and an embroidered ghutra (headscarf) around his head and hanging down over his shirt. He also holds a camel stick under his right arm. To the left, another man sits in the sand (most of this man's body is outside the frame). In the background small shrubs and bushes 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit]
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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