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Standing three-quarter length portrait of ...

Standing three-quarter length portrait of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Standing three-quarter length portrait of two members of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party at a well south-west of Al Ain oasis. On the left Salim bin Ghabaisha, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands in profile, looking back over his shoulder into the left distance. On the right a second man holds out a leather bag full of water for one of the camels waiting nearby. Behind them a sand dune dotted with clumps of vegetation fills the background. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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
 
2004.130.17958.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
November 14-22, 1948

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