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Portrait of a 20 year ...

Portrait of a 20 year ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of a 20 year old sheikh of the village of Baydayn and another boy at Baydayn village in Wadi Hali. The sheikh, standing on the left, is holding a long dagger. He is wearing a white skirt and trousers, which are only worn at the time of the circumcision.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Saudi Arabia
Makkah Province [Minţaqat Makkah]; Wadi Hali [Wādī Ḩalī]; Baydayn [Bayḑayn]
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 18-21, 1946

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