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Portrait of three Wahiba Bedouin ...

 
Portrait of three Wahiba Bedouin ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of three Wahiba Bedouin at Buraymah well in the Wadi Halfayn. In the left foreground a man in a wraparound skirt and a young woman in long robes stand at the opening of a well. The woman wears a silver disc on her forehead and has braided hair. Behind them a few animals wait by the well. On the right a boy stands beside the mud trough that lies next to the well. In the distance beyond a flat plain of sand is bordered by a line of trees in the far background.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.22648.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Oman
Region
 
Ad Dakhiliyah Region [Al Minţaqah ad Dākhilīyah]; Wadi Halfayn [Wādī Ḩalfayn]; Buraymah
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Wahiba
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 24, 1949

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