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Portrait of a man carrying ...

Portrait of a man carrying ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Portrait of a man carrying a small child on his shoulder on the street in Dubai. An Arab man with a grey beard stands in front of a stucco wall. On his shoulder sits a young child, likely a boy, wearing an embroidered bonnet and a thobe (long shirt). The man wears a light coloured ghutra (headscarf) hanging down over his thobe (long shirt).

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
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 10-18, 1948

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