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Seated group portrait of four ...

Seated group portrait of four ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Seated group portrait of four of Wilfred Thesiger's Arab and Bedouin guides resting under a rocky overhang on Jebel Hafeet (Jabal Hafit) mountain. The four men sit in a circle on loose rocks under a limestone overhang. Each man wears a wear a thobe (long shirt) with a cartridge belt and a ghutra (headscarf). At the far left Salim bin Ghabaisha, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of the Rashid Bedouin, sits on a rock. He wears thick leather sandals on his feet. At the far right one of the men looks through binoculars into the left distance. Wilfred Thesiger spent a week on Jebel Hafeet [Jabal Hafit] hunting Arabian Tahr [Hemitragus jayakari] with Arab and Bedouin guides in April 1948.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.17440.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Jebel Hafeet - Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Hafit
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani; Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 6-30, 1948

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