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Standing half length portrait of ...

Standing half length portrait of ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Standing half length portrait of an Arab man, one of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's retainers, in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. An Arab man wearing a patterned ghutra (headscarf) and a light coloured thobe (long shirt) topped with a khanjar (dagger) stands looking directly forward. The man has chin length curly hair and a thick full beard. He holds camel stick in one hand. In the distance behind him small shrubs and bushes grow on a rolling expanse of rocky sand. Above sparse clouds stretch across the sky.

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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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