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Full length standing portrait of ...

Full length standing portrait of ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Full length standing portrait of a boy in front of a house in the city of Sharjah. A boy wearing a thobe (long shirt) and a ghutra (headscarf) stands in the centre of an empty lot in front of a two storey house. The upper storey of the house is open with many arched open windows, while the lower storey is completely walled in, with only a single entrance. The house, likely made of coral, is in a state of disrepair. In the far background at the right a barjeel (wind-tower) can be seen above the wall of an enclosure attached to the back of the house.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Sharjah Emirate [Ash Shāriqah]; Sharjah City
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 10-18, 1948

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