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Portrait of Sultan bin Ahmad ...

Portrait of Sultan bin Ahmad ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of Sultan bin Ahmad, a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, posing next to a trilith monument at Mudayy. Sultan bin Ahmad, a tribesman of the Sh'asha lineage of Bayt Kathir Bedouin, kneels beside a stone marker at a trilith monument. Trilith monuments are comprised of a long row of markers made from upright stones. These triliths are found aligned with local watercourses, and are often found in conjunction with fire pits. These triliths do not mark sites of actual graves and their specific purpose is still unknown.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Dhofar Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at Z̧ufār]; Mudayy [Muḑayy]
Cultural Group
Arab; Bedouin Bayt Kathir Sh'asha
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 12, 1945

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