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Full length portrait of a ...

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


Full length portrait of a man standing with a camel in Al Ain oasis. On the left a man stands in the sand amongst dry vegetation, holding the head rope of a thoroughbred Batina camel (centre right). The man wears a waistcoat and a cartridge belt over his thobe (long shirt). He is also wearing a ghutra (headscarf), which is blown by the wind. The camel stands in profile, facing towards the left. It is saddled with an Omani style wooden saddle. In the background is a low rock mound. Trees, bushes and grasses grow in the sand surrounding them. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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 Ain City
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 6-30, 1948

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