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Half length standing portrait of ...

Half length standing portrait of ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Half length standing portrait of Salim bin Ghabaisha, one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, at a well near Sharjah city during the party's journey from Jabal Sumeini to Sharjah. Salim bin Ghabaisha, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands in front of some camels resting in the sand. He holds one hand up, next to his cheek. He wears a thobe (long shirt) crossed with leather suspenders attached to a cartridge belt and an embroidered ghutra (headscarf). In the background a vast flat plain dotted with bushes fills the distance.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Sharjah Emirate [Ash Shāriqah]; Sharjah City
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 1-10, 1948

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