Half length standing portrait of ...

 
Half length standing portrait of ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Half length standing portrait of a tribesman of the Duru Bedouin at Al Ain. A man from the Duru Bedouin tribe stands in half profile, looking into the far left distance. He has a grey beard and wears a khanjar (dagger) on a belt over his coloured thobe (long shirt) and an embroidered ghutra (headscarf). In the distance behind him light clouds float across the sky. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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
 
2004.130.22247.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Duru
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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