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Seated portrait of an elderly ...

Seated portrait of an elderly ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Seated portrait of an elderly tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin and a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party at a Manasir encampment in the Baynunah sands. Two men sit in the sand beside a fire surrounded by supplies and equipment. On the right an elderly tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin sits cross-legged in front of a bush. He has a thick beard and wears a ghutra (headscarf) wrapped around his head and a light coloured thobe (long shirt). On the right Sahail bin Tahi, a tribesman of the Mudairiba lineage of Rashid Bedouin, kneels beside a fire drinking from a small cup. In front of them an urn sits on the fire and cooking equipment and supplies lie in the sand surrounding them. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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 Gharbia Region; Baynunah [Baynūnah]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Manasir; Bedouin Rashid Mudairiba
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 4 - 14, 1948

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