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Portrait of a 20 year ...

 
Portrait of a 20 year ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

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
 
2004.130.6049.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Saudi Arabia
Region
 
Makkah Province [Minţaqat Makkah]; Wadi Hali [Wādī Ḩalī]; Baydayn [Bayḑayn]
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 18-21, 1946

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