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Three-quarter length standing group portrait ...

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

Description

Three-quarter length standing group portrait of four men, retainers of Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan, outside Qasr Al Hosn fort in Abu Dhabi. The four retainers stand in a line in front of a disused cannon and the walls of Qasr Al Hosn fort. The three men on the left each hold a rifle. The man on the far right wears a waistcoat over his thobe (ankle-length shirt) under his a ceremonial bisht (robe). Behind the men 'arish huts and date palms can be seen in the far background. When this picture was taken Qasr Al Hosn fort was the home of Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan, then ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (1928-1966).

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
 
2004.130.17656.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi City; Qasr Al Hosn Fort
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 14 - April 1, 1948

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