Full length standing portrait of ...

 
Full length standing portrait of ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Full length standing portrait of a boy and donkey in front of a house wall in Sharjah. A teenage boy stands to the left of his donkey in front of a high house wall. The boy is wearing a shirt and wraparound skirt, and holds a cane in one hand. The donkey's saddle is covered with a thick sheepskin blanket. Behind them the wall is decorated with carved plaster embellishments and plants grow in the courtyard behind. In the far background a barjeel (wind-tower) sits on the roof of the house.

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
 
2004.130.17572.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Sharjah Emirate [Ash Shāriqah]; Sharjah City
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 10-18, 1948

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