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Group portrait of three of ...

Group portrait of three of ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Group portrait of three of Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan's retainers sitting on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi. The elderly man on the left wears a dark robe (bisht) decorated with gold embroidery over his long shirt (thobe), and a headscarf topped with a thick light 'agal (head rope). The man next to him is seated in a half-kneeling pose with his hand at his mouth. He is wearing a long shirt, a patterned headscarf, and a camel stick which leans on his chest. At the right, a third man is seated in a half-kneeling pose, also with his hand by his mouth. The ocean stretches out across the background behind the men, and in the background on the far left a young girl looks over at the men.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi City; Corniche
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 14-16, 1948

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