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Three-quarter length portrait of one ...

Three-quarter length portrait of one ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Three-quarter length portrait of one of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions standing in sands north of Al Ain during the party's journey from Al Ain to Ramlat Unayq. A bearded Arab man, one of Wilfred Thesiger's guides and a retainer to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, leans on a camel stick in the central foreground. He wears a cartridge belt over his thobe (long shirt), and has a ghutra (headscarf) tied around his head. Behind him is a vast expanse of sand, beyond which a steep, rock faced mountain rises in the far distance.

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
 
2004.130.17413.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 1-10, 1948

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