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Portrait of a Bedouin man ...

Portrait of a Bedouin man ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of a Bedouin man, possibly a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, in Al Muwaiji near Al Muwaiji Fort in Al Ain oasis. The man sits cross-legged in the sand facing forward. He wears a plain thobe (shirt) and a large embroidered headscarf topped with an 'agal (head rope) that hangs down over his shoulder. In the left background another man leans into the frame. In the distance beyond a large expanse of flat sand runs to the far horizon.

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; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 6-9, 1949

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