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Half length standing portrait of ...

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


Half length standing portrait of an Iranian porter on a boat in Dubai Creek. A middle-aged man with a moustache and stubbly beard stands facing towards the left, his head turned towards the foreground. He wears a light coloured waistcoat over his thobe (long shirt) and has a ghutra (headscarf) tied high on his head. In the far background an abra (ferry boat) launch sits on the opposite side of the creek between two buildings.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City; Dubai Creek
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 9 - 24, 1949

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